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difference between heart failure and congenital heart failure

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: CHF would be highly unlikely in an otherwise normal 22y/o.

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Rare but possible: There are certain heart defects which may not be evident until early adulthood such as septal defects or noncompaction cardiomyopathies. Other heart c ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: Heart failure is unlikely in any young person unless there is a congenital abnormality or a disease process in evidence that is likely to cause it.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience 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. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: It depends on the congenital heart problem, it could be in infancy or build up over time to chf, the commonest congenital problems can be fairly benig ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: I presume you mean congestive heart failure. Frequently warm hands aren't a problem but if you are short of breath and shaky, then you should get seen ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Thalidomide is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy, and can cause many birth defects, including heart defects.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Krager
6 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: An association between smoking during pregnancy and congenital heart defects has been demonstrated. This is one the many problems that can occur due t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It causes a constellation of problems equally bad known as fetal alcohol syndrome.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Present at birth: Congenital heart problems are anatomic problems with the heart that are there from birth. Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart is o ... Read More
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