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Understanding Congenital Heart Disease

What is congenital heart disease? As we conclude American Heart Month, the Chief of Cardiology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center fills us in on what’s missing in the heart.

Dr. Dawn Calderon says congenital heart disease is something you’re born with and explains it simply as a hole in the heart.
“Congenital Heart Disease is a structural problem,” Calderon said. “Sometimes different parts of the heart are missing or there’s holes in the heart or a wrong valve was put in place of where a different valve is supposed to be.”

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