A 32-year-old member asked:
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can a congenital heart defect lead to someone being wheelchair bound for some reason?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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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Dr. Barton Cook
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No: Although occasionally someone with a congenital heart defect is confined to a wheelchair, it rarely has anything to do with their heart defect.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Sure.: Congenital heart defects are associated with significant brain injury both before and after corrective surgery, therefore cerebral palsy or more mild ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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That really depends: On the health of the individual and the specific type of defect. That individual's cardiologist/ physician should be able to educate about any limitat ... Read More

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