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whats the difference between congenital and degenerative heart disease

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
None.: Thee terms are used interchangeably.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
CAD is narrow artery: Chd is a structural abnormality of the heart or surrounding structures.
Dr. Richard Humes
41 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
CHD: Congenital means you are born with it, and is usually a structural defect inside the heart. Coronary disease is a 'clogging' of the coronary arteries ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
27 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The former is an acquired condition while the latter is present at birth.
Dr. John Stork
43 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Congenital heart disease is a cardiac defect present from birth; there are many different variations. Coronary artery disease is stenosis of the arter ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Anything : You acquired & weren't born with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
No: Congenital heart disease is present at birth.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
No Prevention: Congenital heart disease is a defect that occurs in the fetus during pregnancy. There is a percentage of these defects caused by drugs, alcohol or cer ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies with defect: Some are minor and involve minimal impact on health or lifespan.Some are major & require many life threatening surgeries & a n altered limited lifesty ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
39 years experience Neonatology
Dusky: Most congenital heart disease is accompanied by a dusky appearance, because blood from the right side of the heart (blue beacuase of low oxygen) mixes ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Comprehensive care: Congenital heart disease should be cared for in hospitals with a dedicated team of highly trained specialists, including pediatric cardiologists, cong ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Need more info: Thank you for the question. Congenital heart disease encompasses an enormous variety of lesions. Many of those lesions are compatible with average/n ... Read More

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