Video encyclopedia

Congenital heart defect


Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs)


Congenital Heart Disease: Katie's Story


Warning Signs of Congenital Heart Disease


Adult Congenital Heart Disease Pregnancy and CHD


Congenital Heart Conditions

A congenital heart defect (CHD), also known as a congenital heart anomaly or congenital heart disease, is a problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth. Signs and symptoms depend on the specific type of problem. Symptoms can vary from none to life-threatening. When present they may include rapid breathing, bluish skin, poor weight gain, and feeling tired. It does not cause chest pain. Most congenital heart problems do not occur with other diseases. Complications that can result from heart defects include heart failure.
  • Types 

  • Signs and symptoms 

  • Causes 

  • Mechanism 

  • Diagnosis 

  • Epidemiology