Sign and Symptoms of Congenital Heart Defects

In a Newborn, congenital heart defects may have a few or no symptoms at all. However, this all depends on the number, type of defects and severity. The defect may not be detected during a physical examination.

Severe defects can cause the following signs and symptoms:

  • Poor feeding
  • Fast or difficult breathing
  • Tiredness
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Cyanosis (a bluish tint to the skin, lips and fingernails)

CHD don’t cause chest pains or other painful symptoms

In Older Children, severe defects can cause the following signs and symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • A buildup of blood and fluid in the lungs
  • Tiredness with exercise
  • A buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs

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