Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for this heart defect usually isn’t necessary

Apr 11, 2019 | Ethan McConkey, Moderator | @ethanmcconkey

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Sometimes, patients with congenital heart defects don't realize they have one most of their lives. Sometimes they are discovered when checking for other conditions.

For this 36-year old, a recent echocardiogram revealed that there was a heart defect present that wasn't causing any other heart problems. In the following Mayo Clinic Q and A, Dr. Peter Pollak a physician in the Cardiovascular Diseases department at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, explains that treatment for this heart defect usually isn't necessary.

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