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A 37-year-old member asked:

Circulation and complex congenital heart disease: what symptoms would be most prominent?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
Varies: Murmur cyanosis ( blue finger nails, lips) shortness of breath chest pressure frequent pulmonary infections buildup of fluid in legs maybe lung there are many symptoms depending on the disorder

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are the symptoms of congenital heart disease bad?

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Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Neonatology 31 years experience
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 sweating while feeding. And some defects are life threatening causing low oxygen levels in your body and without surgery or other type of intervention within hours of delivery may be lethal.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballoanswered
Neonatology 40 years experience
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 with blood from the left side (red because it is saturated with oxygen). Also, increase respiratory rate can accomany congenital heart disease because many of these heart malformations cause the lungs to flood with fluid.

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