Heart defects that are found at the time of birth are referred to as congenital heart defects. The pathophysiology of congenital heart defects includes 3 main categories. There may be a volume load in which one or both ventricles must pump more blood than normal. This usually happens because of an increased pulmonary blood flow, as a result of a septal defect. There may be a pressure load of one or both ventricles. This can be the result of an obstruction at the outlet of the ventricle. The third possibility is cyanosis that can be secondary to a reduction in pulmonary blood flow or inadequate mixing between the two parallel circulations.
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Last date updated on June, 2014