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congenital heart disease classification

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Peterson
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Born with it: Congenital heart disease is a general term given to people who are born with a heart problem(s). Around 25% of the people with congenital heart disea ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
29 years experience in Neonatology
Yes: Yes. There are several heart defects that you may die from if you are affected. Usually that happens early in life. Many of the defects can be correc ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Multiple: Congenital heart defects are a collection of issues that could be devastating early or of almost no consequence even in the long. As there are a vari ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Ultrasound, EKG: An echo and ultrasound will pick up nearly all. Further testing may be indicated in specific cases.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Some of it: Even though 8 out of every 1000 babies born will have have some form of heart defect, when there is a first line family member affected the number goe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: Some people inherit what are called 'dyslipidemias'- which is a fancy way of saying messed up lipids - that cause coronary disease - but what most pe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Rarely in utero.: Even severe fetal cardiac defects rarely cause fetal hydrops or heart failure. On the other hand, many severe defects can present as florid cardiac fa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
ASD: Yes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
In large part, no.: There are inherited factors that will make a person at high risk for heart disease (atherosclerotic disease). These include abnormal cholesterol profi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Polygenic problem: The information that codes for proper heart formation is shared by many genes on chromosomes. Genetic studies show linkage, where a person with a form ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Secondary pulmonary hypertension refers to pulmonary hypertension secondary to an underlying etiology, such as lung disease or heart disease. So these ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Atheroscerotic heart disease is inherited. It is a signigicant risk factor for offspring of heartattack pts.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
No: Congenital heart disease is present at birth.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience in Cardiology
Heart disease : Yes certain forms of heart disease are genetic.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
No: No, there is no evidence for that, however, if you have bad gum disease, it is risk factor for cad.( probably from inflammation).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Nope.: Most congenital heart defects can be prevented with Folic Acid preconceptionally and have nothing to do with mitochondrial disorders.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Generally yes: With aging, other factors become superimposed such as onset of coronary disease, hypertension, and senescent changes in diastolic function. Moreover, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
Sometimes: There are some forms of pulmonary HTN that are inherited and there are some conditions that lead to pul HTN that are inherited but there are also form ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes and no: There are four valves in the heart and a variety of disorders may affect each. Many are benign, but some are progressive and fatal. Specifics will d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
None: Not that I am aware of.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Heart valve abnormalities range from the trivial to the severely disabling. If the valve problem prevents the heart from putting out as much blood as ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below.: In the past rheumatic fever was an important cause of valvular heart disease. Today ageing is a common cause of valvular disease such as aortic stenos ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Rheumatic heart disease generally follows untreated strep throat or rheumatic fever (which is also caused by streptococcus) because the body produces ... Read More
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