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Other Congenital Defects

Dozens (actually hundreds) of other congenital heart defects have been reported, such as isolated aortic or pulmonary stenosis, transposition of the great vessels, dextrocardia, hypoplastic left ventricle, tricuspid atresia, etc. Congenital heart conditions are frequently found in adulthood which escaped detection during earlier life (Table 4.23, Figure 4.10).

Practically anything that can go wrong with development of the heart, can and does occur with some frequency. Patent ductus arteriosus which we have already discussed, and aortic coarctation, are actually defects of the great vessels, not of the heart.


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