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if my son has a heart malformation, is he genetically likely to have other malformations?

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Dr. Ira Salafsky
Clinical Genetics 56 years experience
He could: Congenital heart malformations can occur as isolated defects. They can also be a component of malformation syndromes. Diagnostic tests for gu, skeletal and CNS abnormalities should be done. So of these malformation syndromes are genetic others occur sporadicly.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
hand and renal
Dec 4, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Hand : Hand differences and congenital malformations can accompany cardiac malformations as the two systems form the same time in utero. But youd likely see the hand before the heartis obvious in most cases.

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