Hole in the heart is a congenital heart defect which affects the normal working of the heart. If the hole in septum is present between the heart's upper chambers it is called an atrial septal defect and if it is present between the heart's lower chambers it is called a ventricular septal defect. A child is at a greater risk of developing a hole in the heart if the mother has diabetes, due to Down's syndrome or due to some other chromosome defects. A number of symptoms are associated with congenital heart defect including rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, fatigue, a blue tinge to skin and excessive sweating.
HOW IS HOLE IN THE HEART DIAGNOSED?
Types of congenital heart disease include septal defects and pulmonary valve stenosis.