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Congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defects: Introduction

Heart defects or problems that are already present when the baby is born. Congenital heart defects may be so mild that they may not become apparent for years or it may be immediately life threatening. Heart defects occur during the early part of the pregnancy when the heart is being formed and the defect may impair various parts of the heart or the functioning of the heart. ...more »

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Congenital heart defects: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although...read more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this...read more »

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