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What you need to know about congenital heart disease

ST.LOUIS, MO- Beth Rumack, director of the Heart Center at  St. Louis Children's Hospital joined FOX 2 News in the Morning to discuss the congenital heart disease, common symptoms to look for, and how it is treated. Beth emphasizes early detection is critical to a successful treatment of CHDS.

In the last 25 years,  treatment of heart defects has enabled half a million U.S. children with serious CHDS to survive into adulthood. Some heart defects can be detected by a routine ultrasound, but the most effective prenatal test is an echocardiogram performed by a pediatric cardiologist.

For more information on CHDS, you can visit the website at

St. Louis Children's & Washington University Heart Center
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