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What is a congenital heart defect?

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Congenital heart defect is another way of saying your heart had a problem when you were born. You may have had a small hole in it or something more severe.

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association.

CDC: "Facts About Congenital Heart Defects."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Endocarditis."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on August 24, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association.

CDC: "Facts About Congenital Heart Defects."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Endocarditis."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on August 24, 2017

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