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What are the symptoms? - 12-03-2009, 05:49 PM

Symptoms of congenital heart defects will depend on what problem a baby has. Babies with congenital heart defects may have one or more of these symptoms:
  • Tiring quickly
  • Brething difficulty
  • Developing puffiness or swelling
  • Sweating easily. specially head
  • Heart murmur
  • Having fewer wet diapers than normal
  • Respiratory infections
  • Not gaining weight as they should
  • Developing a bluish tint to the skin, lips, and fingernails that becomes worse while eating or crying
  • Having fainting or near-fainting spells, especially related to physical activity
  • Difficulty in suckling milk, poower feeding
  • Build up of blood and fluid in lungs, feet, ankles and legs
In some cases, child's congenital heart defect may be so mild that symptoms will not appear until the child is a teenager or young adult.
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