A 32-year-old member asked:
can a congenital heart defect lead to someone being wheelchair bound for some reason?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sure.: Congenital heart defects are associated with significant brain injury both before and after corrective surgery, therefore cerebral palsy or more mild neurodevelopmental defects can occur that would limit one's ability to ambulate or function independently.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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