A 14-year-old female asked:
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is it dangerous for a newborn to have a valvular heart disease? what happen to the child then?

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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with doctor: There are a number of valvular problems some of which are more serious than others. Without knowing all the details and the patient i cannot give you more information. You need to talk to the newborn"s doctor if hjppa will allow you to.
Answered on Apr 10, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Varies: There are some very serious and need emergent surgery. Others may be followed and stabilize or resolve with patient growth.
Answered on Apr 10, 2013

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No: Exceedingly rare for cad. Valvular issues are also uncommon & if suspected you should undergo an echocardiogram.

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