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hoping you can tell me, is rapid heart rate one of the symptoms of congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF: Yes rapid heart rate goes with chf.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

How many different heart birth defects are there?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several: There are several types of heart defects, but doctors usually classify them into several broad categories. Cyanotic defects cause your baby to turn cyanotic, or blue. Obstructive defects block the normal flow of blood through the heart and its associated blood vessels. Septal defects cause "holes" between the heart's chambers. And hypoplastic defects make one side of the heart smaller.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for heart-related birth defects?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
If a treatment is...: ...Needed at all, it is usually, sooner or later, surgical. An interim treatment with medication such as diuretics may be needed before surgery.
A member asked:

Are heart murmurs classified as birth defects?

13 doctor answers35 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: Murmurs that are not caused by an abnormality are common. They are called "functional murmurs", and are of no concern whatsoever.
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends, murmur due to a Bicuspid Aortic Valve, a Ventriculoseptal Defect (VSD), a patent Ductus Arteriosus, or others can have serious implications. You need to specify what the Murmur is due to, while it could be just a functional murmur, others may require further treatment.
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A 51-year-old member asked:

Are heart valve abnormalities classified as birth defects?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: If the valvular abnormalities are present from birth, then they are birth defects.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can birth control pills cause or help heart problems?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
BCPILLS: Can cause rarely ht attack , blood clots, strokes, if you have ht problems you would need to check with both your cardiologist and gyn before using any type of birth control pill , depending on your problem and situation, some people can and some people cannot.

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