Also known as a congenital heart defect, this refers to the structural defect in the heart which is present at birth. The defects can be related to the heart walls, heart valves, arteries and veins near the heart. The defect affects the normal blood flow that can lead to various complications. These complications may vary, with few infants not needing treatment while others require treatments like surgery and even heart transplants.
The symptoms of congenital heart disease may not occur at the time of birth and develop over time. The symptoms that do develop overtime in new-borns are listed below: