Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital Heart Defects Symptoms

Symptoms of congenital heart defects depend on many factors. For example, symptoms may be different for newborns and adults. They also depend on the number, type, and severity of the heart defect. Some common symptoms are:

  • Bluish tone to a baby’s skin and lips
  • Fatigue, or feeling constantly tired
  • Heart murmurs, which are unusual sounds heard between heartbeats. Murmurs sometimes sound like a whooshing or swishing noise
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath during physical activity can happen in children or adults with a congenital heart defect
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