Congenital Heart Defects (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
In most cases, the cause of a congenital heart defect isn't known. But certain things increase your baby's chances of having a heart defect. These include:
If you're concerned about having a baby with a congenital heart defect, you can take steps to lower your risk. For healthy pregnancy choices, see the topic Pregnancy.
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if your child with a congenital heart defect has:
Talk to your doctor if your child with a congenital heart defect has:
Who to See
The following health professionals can evaluate symptoms of a congenital heart defect:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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