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congenital

denoting or relating to any nonhereditary condition, esp an abnormal condition, existing at birth

congenital

[kən′jen·əd·əl]
(medicine)
Dating from or existing before birth.
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Research has shown that certain conditions increase the risk for these developmental disorders among survivors, including open heart surgery in infancy, having a congenital heart defect that results in the child being chronically "blue," or a combination of congenital heart disease and one of the following issues: premature birth, developmental delay as a baby, suspected genetic abnormality or syndrome, history of mechanical support to help the heart, heart transplantation, a history of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, prolonged hospitalization during the child's heart care, seizures related to heart surgery, brain abnormalities noted on brain imaging, and a high level of concern about developmental delays by the medical home provider.
Routine newborn screening for congenital heart defects in New Jersey hospitals was an easy-to-implement procedure that didn't substantially impact the cost of either labor or materials.
The following conditions were recently added to newborn screening tests: Critical Congenital Heart Defects:
The human congenital malformations (CM) have been attracting the attention of physicians from the ancient times, and in spite of the centuries-old history of mankind many aspects of etiology and pathogenesis of the congenital heart defects remain to be studied insufficiently at present.
NEW ORLEANS--Periconceptual folic acid supplementation appears to reduce by nearly 20% the overall risk of congenital heart defects, a Dutch case-control study has shown.
NEW ORLEANS -- Periconceptual folic acid supplementation appears to reduce by close to 20% the overall risk of congenital heart defects, a Dutch case-control study has shown.
Mr Holmes, regional sales manager for the Cardiff office of the UK asset-based finance company, is personally close to the charity as his young son Liam has a congenital heart defect.
A congenital heart defect occurs when the heart or blood vessels near it fail to develop normally before birth.
Shahmeer Khan, born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare and complex congenital heart defect in which he had a combination of four heart defects, is among the growing ranks of surviving children born with congenital heart disease (CHD).
KARACHI -- Shahmeer Khan was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare and complex congenital heart defect in which he had a combination of four heart defects.
[USA], Dec 18 (ANI): Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy can up the risk of a congenital heart defect in babies, according to a research.
(3) About 8 in every 1,000 infants are born with some form of congenital heart defect, making these the most common type of birth defects.

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