Atrioventricular Septal Defect

About- Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) also known as atrioventricular canal defect (AVCD), common atrioventricular canal (CAVC), or endocardial cushion defect (ECD), is a congenital heart defect in which there are holes between the chambers of the right and left sides of the heart, and the malformation of valves that control the flow of blood between these chambers.
 
Symptoms-
 Shortness of breath
 Heart arrhythmia
 Bluish discolouration of the lips and skin
 Lack of appetite and Poor weight gain
 Excessive sweating
 Swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet (edema)
 High blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)
 Heart valve problems
 Heart failure
 Wheezing
 Fatigue
 
Causes-
Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) is a congenital heart defect and occurs due to the mutation of Genes.
 
Specialists to Visit
 Cardiologist
 Geneticist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.cdc.gov
http://www.chfed.org.uk

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