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What are the chances of second baby having heart defect if the first baby had a defect

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
34 years experience Clinical Genetics
It depends: It depends on why the birth defect occured in the first place - some causes are environmental, like if mom was drinking during early pregnancy, and ot ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Heart Defects: Not all babies born with heart problems have problems with their chromosomes, however, there is an association of chromosomal abnormalities such as do ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
YES?NO: There are reports in the literature describing teratogenic effects of the ssri's (effects on the growing fetus) the evidence for causing heart problem ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Different defects have different survival statistics. Most surgeons/cardiologists will want to be put off surgeryuntil the child is older if possible. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/maybe not: Infant murmurs are either defects that become obvious or represent transient innocent flow patterns. A true defect would be hard to hide before adulth ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is a wide normal range and it is normal for the count to vary from one study to the next.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sweating: Your child is sweating because of the increased metabolic rate if her heart. She should be under the care of a cardiologist, especially since she may ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Heartbeat: The baby's heart starts beating at the 6 week point, and it may be visible on ultrasound somewhere between 6-8 weeks. It can be heard on doppler some ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: This is a small amount of Vitamin E and the information may not be accurate. You are likely consuming more Vitamin E in your regular diet. All the bes ... Read More

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