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Heart disease in newborns, or congenital heart disease, are various anatomical abnormalities that occur in the structures of the heart and large vessels during fetal development. Heart defects in newborns are difficult, and circulatory failure often joins them.
Doctors distinguish “blue” and “white” heart diseases, depending on whether the disease is accompanied by cyanosis – bluish skin and mucous membranes, which in turn is determined by the low oxygen content in the blood and high – carbon dioxide. Continue reading