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HEART PERFORATION IN NEONATES: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, AND SURGERY SUCCESS RATES

Naturally, the fetus’s heart can have some perforations in its walls that normally close during development in the mother’s womb or postpartum. Heart perforations in newborns are a congenital defect that arises due to incomplete development of the walls of the heart. Genetics plays a major role in this condition. With time, the perforations can widen and expand, so early detection is necessary. Symptoms include cyanosis, shortness of breath, and rapid heart palpitations. Global statistics indicate that open-heart surgeries in this case have a high success rate of more than 95% and protect the child’s health in the long term.

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