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Could My Unborn Baby Have Congenital Heart Disease
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more
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Minimal: The risk of cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is to the mother, not the fetus. That said, if cardiomyopathy were severe it might necessitate early delivery of the infant, which could have a negative impact on its health. This would be rare, though. Any mother with cardiomyopathy should get expert counseling from a cardiologist and a maternal fetal medicine physician before choosing to get pregnant. ...Read more
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
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
My parents dont have coronary disease symptoms. But my grant parents from both sides died from heart disease. Does it mean I have heredity or not?
Congenital heart decease can contagious? My 1st baby died he was sufferd that kind of decease. Now can possible to transmissible to my 2nd baby?
Possible to pass on: Congenital heart disease is not infectious per se. There are some infections which can cause heart defects in the fetuses of pregnant women though. Also, some forms of CHD are heritable, which means that newborns from these couples have a higher risk of being born with CHD. Recommend discussing this with your doctor to understand your specific situation and risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both my kids have innocent heart murmur is it possible that I could have a heart condition too I have hypothyroid but my heart has sharp pain ?
Innocent murmurs: There is no known inheritance issues with innocent murmurs and they tend to resolve with time. Innocent implies no disease. It a sound created within a normal heart and is not a disease. Your symptoms may be entirely separate. Be assessed. I hope all goes well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Genetic causes: Sorry to hear your baby has addison's. There are several different forms, some more serious than others, & the cause depends on what type of addison's, but generally it is caused by genetic problems from one or both parents or a genetic mutation that occurred early in development. Though the language is rather technical, see http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/919077-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. ...Read more
Can taking thalidomide contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my unborn child?
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
Fifth disease: Fifth disease is caused by a virus, parvo virus b14, the rash starts from the face giving appearance of slapped face and then spreads to other parts.It may start with cold like symptoms before rash appears.The rash spares palms and hands, and soles of the feet.The rash completely clears without any treatment in 1 to 3 weeks. ...Read more
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?
Low: Family history is only one aspect of your risk. You need to also take into account high blood pressure, cholesterol level, sugar abnormalities, activity levels, age, genetic, weight...If you recently saw a physician and was told you have no health problems, then i would say your risk of having heart disease is very low. ...Read more
ECF: Echogenic cardiac focus? This is what it sounds like. Nobody knows what they are. From my reading they seem to have no impact on the child's health once born. I have always suspected that what looks like "calcium" on ultrasound is actually tough fibrous tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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