Atrioventricular Canal Defect: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of atrioventricular canal defects?

Unlike some other types of heart conditions, children with atrioventricular canal defects usually have visible symptoms. Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Slow or poor growth
  • Undernourishment
  • Hard and fast breathing pattern
  • Sweating while nursing or eating
  • Weight loss

Parents can usually spot these symptoms within the first one or two months of their child’s life.