The findings, led by scientists from the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, showed that the risk of dementia was higher in people born with heart defects
who developed other heart disease risk factors later in life, such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and diabetes, Health news reported.
KARACHI -- Since the turn of the millennium, child deaths associated with congenital heart defects
in Pakistan have been declining thanks to improve public health and poverty reduction efforts.
Some studies have also suggested a link between nondiabetic mothers' blood sugar levels and babies' heart defect
Babies with a prenatal diagnosis of heart defects
and those whose parents refused to give consent were excluded.
The defect is a congenital heart defect
where the left atrium (cor triatriatum sinistrum) is subdivided by a thin membrane, resulting in three atrial chambers.
Congenital heart defects
are a leading congenital anomaly worldwide, occurring in every 8 live births per 1,000 (van der Linde et al.
Some types of CHD are grouped into Major congenital heart defect
(MCHD) defined as a complex structural malformation of the heart and/ or the great arteries, and/or the presence of a defect requiring surgical or catheter intervention within the first 6 months of life.
The chance of one baby being born with a heart defect
for any woman is 1% and that rises to 2% for a second baby.
CDC's congenital heart defects
website has additional information regarding congenital heart defects
But there are now more than 20 years of data that point toward a larger role for folic acid in preventing common, and in some cases devastating, congenital heart defects
Born with a congenital heart defect
- called tetralogy of fallot - the youngster was due to undergo major open heart surgery at The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
An examination revealed that the baby had a case of congenital heart defect
which could be corrected through surgery.