Contributor: Gordon K. Klintworth
Numerous abnormalities may be found in a heart with congenital disease. The abnormalities include the tetralogy of Fallot and atrioventricular septal defect, a patent foramen ovale, and a patent ductus arteriosus. Congenital heart disease is found in many syndromes that affect the eye, including Down syndrome, Adams-Oliver syndrome and oculoectodermal syndrome. Some types of congenital heart disease can be corrected surgically, but many are lethal in early infancy or childhood.