New Parent How You Can Recognize a Congenital Heart Defect

By Child Heart Foundation - June 17, 2020

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect globally, affecting nearly one in 100 births every year. It’s important for parents to know the warning signs of heart defects that may appear in their baby’s first months of life. Knowing these symptoms can help parents bring them to the attention of their child’s doctor for further evaluation.

       Specifically the symptoms of Congenital Heart Disease includes

 Blue tinge to the skin(cyanosis)

 Rapid breathing

 Rapid Heartbeat


 Swelling in legs, tummy and around eyes

 Shortness of breathe in babies during feeding    

  Excessive Sweating

In older children and adults during exercise

            Dizziness or fainting

   Tiring quickly upon exertion


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