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nursing diagnosis for congenital heart disease

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Peterson
10 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
31 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
30 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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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Congenital heart : Not always , it varies from no symptoms to reason for dying with significant symptoms in first days of life, depends on type of defect
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
40 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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Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Slightly increased: Dependent upon your diagnosis, the chance of your children having chd increase from around 1% to anywhere from 2-4%. If you have a genetic disorder th ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Congenital Heart: Congenital heart disease includes heart problems/abnormalities present at birth. This can include septal defects (holes), abnormality of heart valves ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Although many congenital heart defects, including most of the serious ones , are seen on prenatal ultrasound.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Limited similarity: Cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease are similar in that both are heart diseases. There are many types of cardiomyopathy and there are dozens ... Read More
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A 44-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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Very complicated: We are only beginning to understand the genetics of chd. The advent of new microarray systems has opened many doors of genetics research . We are ra ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
None: Not that I am aware of.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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

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