What Causes Congenital Heart Failure?

Q:

What are the causes of congenital heart failure?

A:

The accurate causes of congenital heart failure are not clear. Heredity can account for most of cases. Congenital heart disease represents the abnormality of the heart structure when you were born.

These risk factors include:

  • Genetic or chromosomal abnormalities in the child
  • Taking certain medications or alcohol or drug abuse during pregnancy
  • Maternal viral infection, such as rubella in the first trimester of pregnancy
  • Having type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes

 

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