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congenital heart disease

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Peterson
9 years experience 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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Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Risk for babies: Many young women who had congenital heart disease (heart defect at birth) are having babies themselves now. A couple with a history of any type of con ... Read More
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Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Defect at birth.: Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart's structure and/or function that is present at birth.It is the most common type of birth defect, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
29 years experience 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience 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
Dr. David Rothfeld
36 years experience Radiology
??????: The most common cause is that we have no direct cause for congenital heart defects. They can be associated with certain genetic conditions such as dow ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: This varies quite a bit with the chd under consideration. If you have a specific one in mind, please submit a new question with that in mind.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
29 years experience Neonatology
It depends on defect: It depends on what kind of defect it is. Some defects have no symptoms, some have mild symptoms such as faster breathing, difficulty eating, increased ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Present at birth: Congenital heart disease and the term congenital heart defect are used interchangeably. Congenital heart defects are structural abnormalities of the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
No: Congenital heart disease is present at birth.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
39 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely : In some conditions, having a parent with congenital heart disease raises the relative risk that their child may have congenital heart disease. Even wi ... Read More
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