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Can Children Develop Heart Disease?


We often think of heart disease as an adult problem, but there are children who also suffer from heart disease. Most of the time this has little to do with lifestyle and more to do with congenital defects. These are heart problems that the a child is born with. There are also acquired heart diseases that a child contracts after birth. Examples of congenital defects include defects in the heart valves, heart murmurs, and atrial septal defects (otherwise […]

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