Congenital heart defects that don't normally interfere with the
amount of oxygen or blood that reaches the tissues of the body are called
acyanotic heart defects. A bluish tint of the skin isn't common in babies with
acyanotic heart defects, although it may occur. If a bluish tint occurs, it
often is during activities when the baby needs more oxygen, such as when crying
Webb GD, et al. (2015) Congenital heart disease. In DL Mann et al., eds. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 10th ed., vol. 2, pp. 1391-1445. Philadelphia: Saunders.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerLarry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology