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Can children have heart failure?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, children can develop congestive heart failure. It can be due to congential causes like physiologic abnormalities or abnormalities of metabolism or other congential causes. It can also be due to toxin exposures or viral causes or other infections like kawasaki's disease.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Chf: CHF can occur at any age including infancy and childhood.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Heart failure: Hf can occur at any age, depending on the cause.

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Is it possible for me to have children if I have heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF : For some people it is possible but the fetal and maternal mortality is high. It is not something we recommend.

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