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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are the symptoms of congenital heart disease bad?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Neonatology 31 years experience
It depends on defect: It depends on what kind of defect it is. Some defects have no symptoms, some have mild symptoms such as faster breathing, difficulty eating, increased sweating while feeding. And some defects are life threatening causing low oxygen levels in your body and without surgery or other type of intervention within hours of delivery may be lethal.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Congenital heart : Not always , it varies from no symptoms to reason for dying with significant symptoms in first days of life, depends on type of defect

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballoanswered
Neonatology 40 years experience
Dusky: Most congenital heart disease is accompanied by a dusky appearance, because blood from the right side of the heart (blue beacuase of low oxygen) mixes with blood from the left side (red because it is saturated with oxygen). Also, increase respiratory rate can accomany congenital heart disease because many of these heart malformations cause the lungs to flood with fluid.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of congenital heart diseases?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Many & none: There could be no symptoms. Other times shortness of breath, poor circulation, arrythmias or murmurs may be present. An echocardiogram is the best first test.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Circulation and complex congenital heart disease: what symptoms would be most prominent?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
Varies: Murmur cyanosis ( blue finger nails, lips) shortness of breath chest pressure frequent pulmonary infections buildup of fluid in legs maybe lung there are many symptoms depending on the disorder
A 45-year-old member asked:

What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for congenital heart disease?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Ultrasound, EKG: An echo and ultrasound will pick up nearly all. Further testing may be indicated in specific cases.

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