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How doctors diagnose CHD depends on whether you have a family history of CHD and when your child starts to show symptoms.
If you have a family history of CHD:
Treatment depends on the type of heart defect and whether your child is having symptoms. Some types of heart defects are small and will resolve (get better) on their own. Others might need to be fixed with different procedures, like surgery. The care team will talk with you about the right treatment for your child.
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