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Baby Born With Enlarged Heart
My friend has an enlarged heart , they were born that way . An over time it has gotten bigger , what can they do to prevent it from growing larger .
My friend was born with an enlarged heart , it was hereditary , ran in the family , the heart is continuously growin.What type of meds can end growth?
HCMP: This is probably hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It's fairly common and the clinical-pathological picture is widely variable. Some people will have no problems, some will need surgery, some will have medical management. It's actually the top of the cardiac septum that tends to overgrow the most, and this is the main problem most of the time. ...Read more
If you we're born with an enlarged heart an it's grown bigger over time how much life expectancy do you have to live?
Depends: Cardiomegaly isn't a diagnosis. It can be caused by a broad range of things, like birth defects, problems with transition from the fetal circulation, heart rhythm problems, fetal medication exposure or intrauterine infection. Longterm outcomes with respect to symptoms, life expectancy and any need for treatment, intervention or activity restrictions all depend on the specific heart condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In 1967 my son was born with an enlarged heart and a hairlip he only lived for 4 days i took bendicton for morning sickness is there a connection?
Doubtful: Bendectin, now called Diclegis (doxylamine succinate + pyridoxine hydrochloride) there is apparently no connection between this medication and midline defects and the fda has recently approved it as safe for use in pregnant women. www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/us/morning-sickness-drug-returns.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1& anyway, although it was a long time ago, i'm really sorry for your loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter in law went for a 33 week sonogram of her baby's heart due to a previous child's heart defect (from a previous marriage). Showed enlarged Heart, but all function and formation of the heart normal. Should they be concerned?
Contradictory: If the baby's heart is significantly enlarged, then the formation of the heart isn't entirely normal. Perhaps her OB means that, while the baby's heart is enlarged, the structure is otherwise normal. The question of concern should be addressed with your daughter-in-law's obstetrician. Serial sonograms may be indicated to follow the development of the baby's heart. ...Read more
I have congestive heart failure and enlarged heart a pacemaker /defibrillator.I'm 26 years old. I was diagnosed six years ago.Can I have another baby?
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