Congenital heart disease and cardiovascular disease in individuals with Down syndrome

ChildrenAtrioventricular septal defects (these are the most common in children with Down syndrome)
Ventricular septal defects
Atrial septal defects
Patent ductus arteriosus
Tetralogy of Fallot
AdultsAcquired valvular heart disease, including mitral prolapse and valvular regurgitation
Low rates of atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and stroke
Reduced rate of hypertension and less coronary artery intima medial thickness