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 discoloration 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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