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Differential Diagnosis

The differential diagnosis of undiagnosed CHD is broad and varies greatly by clinical presentation, which includes shock, cyanosis, or CHF. Shock is typically classified by pathophysiology into hypovolemic, distributive, obstructive, and cardiogenic. Cardiogenic shock can be related to structural problems (as with CHD) or to nonstructural causes such as dysrhythmias, myocarditis, and cardiomyopathy. 

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