Congenital heart defects are heart problems that develop before birth. They can occur in the hearts chambers, valves or blood vessels. A baby may be born with only one defect or with several defects. Of the dozens of heart defects, some are mild and may need little or no medical treatment even through adulthood.
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.
Related Journals of Congenital Heart Defects
Critical Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardiovascular Pathology: Open Access , Clinical & Experimental Cardiology, Insights in Pediatric Cardiology, International Journal of Cardiovascular Research, Sexuologie, Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Italian Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Perinatology, Contemporary Ob/Gyn, Gynecologic Oncologic Reports