Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) is an anomaly that has till date taken many a lives and is taking still more. It is a heart disorder that obstructs the flow of blood to the heart vessels or causes it to flow in an abnormal manner through the heart.
One in every 10 children are born with a CHD taking the count to almost 40 thousand children a year and over 1 Million adults who are struggling to live with CHD.
No known cause has yet been found for this defect though gene defects, chromosome abnormality as well as environmental factors might be the causes in a few of the cases. Mostly, it has been seen that parents who have been exposed to pesticides or other heavy chemicals, suffer from diabetes as well as consumption of alcohol during pregnancy could leave to the child being born with thie defect in his heart.