A 18-year-old female asked:
What are the risks in pregnancy as i have complex congenital heart disease ?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 29 years experience
Need more info : Definitely depends on your exact diagnosis of congenital heart disease, treatment or corrective surgery performed so far, and many other variables. You definitely need to seek the counsel of a cardiologist with expertise/additional training in adult congenital heart disease when planning to have a family.
3.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to assess: CCHD is a group of conditions with variable effect on basic health. The risk of any pregnancy can best be determined by your treatment team, who has access to your records/testing.You would also want to consult with a geneticist. The risk of a having a baby with a heart defect is at least 4%,10% if both parents have any form of CHD.It may be higher if you have a gene based syndrome.
1.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.