21st October 2018

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What are the symptoms of congenital heart disease in adults?

Common congenital heart disease symptoms you might have as an adult include:
  • Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
  • A bluish tint to the skin, lips and fingernails (cyanosis)
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Tiring quickly upon exertion.
  • Swelling of body tissue or organs (edema)

Thereof, what is the most common type of congenital heart disease?

Ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defects, and tetralogy of Fallot are the most common congenital heart defects seen in the VACTERL association. Less common defects in the association are truncus arteriosus and transposition of the great arteries.

What is the most common symptom of a congenital heart defect?

The symptoms of congenital heart disease in infants and children may include: A bluish tint to the skin, fingernails, and lips (doctors call this cyanosis, a condition caused by a lack of oxygenated blood) Fast breathing and poor feeding. Poor weight gain.

Can you cure congenital heart disease?

Doctors repair congenital heart defects with catheter procedures or surgery. Sometimes doctors combine catheter and surgical procedures to repair complex heart defects, which may involve several kinds of defects. The treatment your child receives depends on the type and severity of his or her heart defect.
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