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Baby Born With Enlarged Heart
Many: Many babies have heart murmurs, but most do not have heart disease. Approximately 1 in 100 babies are born with heart disease, so it is important that your baby have a full evaluation by a pediatrician and possibly a pediatric cardiologist if your doctor thinks it is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: The heart is a very complex organ. We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally. There are multiple genetic and environmental factors involved. But rest assured, nothing you did caused this heart defect and nothing you could have done would have prevented it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My risks if mother-n-law gave birth to a baby girl that died of heart valve problems/didn't develop properly? And husbands brother has autism, risks?
Depends: Some problems are relatively simple to fix and after repair will be just fine and require little additional concern. More severe conditions may require multiple surgical procedures and require the allocation of major financial and emotional resources with expected increased stress levels. And some children will never be ok or will die. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: This depends on the nature of the heart defect. Some are picked up because there is a murmur that is significant. Usually siblings do not need an echo just because one does. If there is a genetic predisposition like in idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis then the siblings might all need to be checked out. That is easily determined by your physician and cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This should absolutely be reevaluated after birth. That does not mean that the baby will necessarily have problems. ...Read more
Depends: The results of a prenatal ultrasound depend on the sensitivity of the equipment used, the technician and the person interpreting the study. Some studies are fine for locating the fetal position, placental location and estimating fetal size, but little more. Most newer machines are capable of picking up most defects but a few will not be evident. Newborn exam and postnatal study may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 2 year old with congenital heart disease (repaired coarctation) more susceptible to myocarditis? 5th disease is going round his nursery..
Not more susceptible: If he had an isolated coarctation of the aorta then he is at no greater risk. Some babies with complex types of CHD also have related immune issues which would put them at greater risk - this is not usually the case with a "simple" coarctation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son was born with hypoplastic coarctation aorta. As it was hypoplastic does that mean the problem occured during fetal/heart development?
Yes: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect, meaning that it is an abnormality of cardiovascular development. Sometimes, there is associated aortic arch hypoplasia, which is probably what you are referring to. This combination requires a more extensive surgical repair for success. Generally, the arch hypoplasia is associated with more severe coarctation presenting early in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking thalidomide contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my unborn child?
As any Baby..: Any new born baby brings joy and stress to their new parents and family. You do not mention what type of congenital heart disease, as they vary in severity from very mild to very severe. The level of care an impact to the family dynamics will be affected depending on this. Surround yourself with a good base of support and a medical team to care for the medical aspect. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
What is a change for heart transplant for a baby born with hypoplasie right ventricular, no tricuspid, vdc defect ?
My 11 day old baby, has tetralogy of fallot, a heart defect, will this require open heart surgery?
Definitely: Total correction will be advised. Need to go to cleveland or columbus. Your pediatric cardiac surgeon and pediatric cardiologist will advise about timing and if staging necessary. Depending on the severity of the right ventricular obstruction and pulmonary artery and valve status, timing of procedure will be advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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