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What are the risks in pregnancy as i have complex congenital heart disease ?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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.

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