Posted by: Simon Lee, MD on Oct 07, 2020

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect, occurring in about 1 in every 100 births. If adults with underlying heart conditions are at increased risk for COVID-19, researchers wondered if the same would hold true for children.

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