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A 41-year-old member asked:

Heart surgery as baby. stable at 18 years old. want to get pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
See a cardiologist: It will depend on what type of defect you had, what repair you underwent and what residual issues you were left with if any. Most repaired forms of congenital heart defects (defects of the heart you were born with) allow you to live a perfectly normal life which includes having babies, but you need to get checked.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
I agree with Dr. Lowell. See a cardiologist and make sure that you are in "maximum" condition.
Mar 30, 2012
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Go ahead: As long as you have been healthy, pregnancy should be normal as long as the heart problem corrected at the time of surgery has not returned.
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