What Is Congenital Heart Disease?
Heart defects in kids can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired (developing later in childhood). About 1 in 100 babies have congenital heart defects. These may be in:
- the interior walls of the heart
- the heart valves
- the arteries that carry blood to or from the heart
In the majority of people, the causes of congenital heart disease are unknown.