Congenital heart disease - symptoms and how to test
When it comes to the heart, there is a broad spectrum of birth defects that can cause congenital heart disease. The term "congenital" means the condition is present by birth. Nearly one in every hundred newborns born in the United Kingdom has congenital heart disease, making it the most prevalent form of birth abnormality. Congenital heart disease can result from several inherited disorders from one or both parents. Your cardiologist may suggest a series of tests to assess your heart's health and choose the best course of treatment for you. The cardiology team will review the process and outcomes of each test with you before proceeding. Your cardiologist will discuss the test results and any necessary follow-up treatment with you after that.