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A 19-year-old female asked:

If man has a congenital heart disease , is his life term short?

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Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 21 years experience
Depends: Congenital heart disease have had significant advances in technology of diagnosis and treatment. Especially with surgical treatments. So much so that there is now a specialty in cardiology kown as "adult congenital cardiology" dedicated to the care of adults born with congenital heart disease. To answer your question it depends on the details of the disease. Some may not affect life span,some will
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Congenital heart disease is a category of disease and could be many things (it is like saying I have a GM car what oil should I use). To answer the question we need to know the actual congenital heart problem you have.
Dec 17, 2015
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Varies: Congenital heart disease includes a wide-spectrum of problems. Some are repaired and the patient has essentially normal life-span. On the other hand, some lesions are complex and can significantly shorten life span. But in general, medicine is advancing well and many patients born with heart defects are living into adulthood. If you are an adult with CHD, discuss with your PCP to see an ACHD doc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What would the life expectancy of someone with congenital heart disease be?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
Need more info: Thank you for the question. Congenital heart disease encompasses an enormous variety of lesions. Many of those lesions are compatible with average/normal life expectancy while many others are not. Knowledge of you specific diagnosis, and its severity, are required to give an estimated answer to your question.
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