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What are the chances of second baby having heart defect, if the first baby had a defect?

What are the chances of second baby having heart defect, if the first baby had a defect?

Usually 3-5%: Heart defects occur in 0.8% of all babies. They occur in 3-5% of all first degree relatives of people with congenital heart defects. Some of this depends on your first baby's defect. There are some defects that are associated with specific genetic abnormalities, in which case the risk would be higher. ...Read more

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How many babies with heart defect have bad chromosomes?

How many babies with heart defect have bad chromosomes?

Heart Defects: Not all babies born with heart problems have problems with their chromosomes, however, there is an association of chromosomal abnormalities such as down's syndrome, trisomy 21, with cardiac abnormalities. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause heart defect in babies?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause heart defect in babies?

YES? NO: There are reports in the literature describing teratogenic effects of the ssri's (effects on the growing fetus) the evidence for causing heart problems is not conclusive yet, so it is hard to say with certainty that zoloft (sertraline) is the cause of heart defects. In any way, it is better to discuss this issue with your prescribing physician
good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What are the chances for an 8 day old infant surviving open heart surgury?

What are the chances for an 8 day old infant surviving open heart surgury?

Depends on situation: Different defects have different survival statistics. Most surgeons/cardiologists will want to be put off surgeryuntil the child is older if possible. If needed, some of these procedures must be done early to prevent further deterioration of the situation. In experienced hands, you are doing the best you can. ...Read more

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Could a heart murmur as a child/infant be linked to heart defects/disease as an adult?

Could a heart murmur as a child/infant be linked to heart defects/disease as an adult?

Maybe/maybe not: Infant murmurs are either defects that become obvious or represent transient innocent flow patterns. A true defect would be hard to hide before adulthood, but possible. Adult heart disease is more about age/plaque formation, rhythm disturbances. Some isolated childhood problems linger into adulthood but these are defect specific. ...Read more

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My babe (infant) she is 25 days old have heart defect she is sweating when she is sleeping, what is the reasons and the treatments, thanks?

My babe (infant) she is 25 days old have heart defect she is sweating when she is sleeping, what is the reasons and the treatments, thanks?

Sweating: Your child is sweating because of the increased metabolic rate if her heart. She should be under the care of a cardiologist, especially since she may need to be digitilized. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant my first ultra sound is this Monday can I possibly hear the babies heart beat? And if not when's the soonest I can hear it??

I'm 7 weeks pregnant my first ultra sound is this Monday can I possibly hear the babies heart beat? And if not when's the soonest I can hear it??

Heartbeat: The baby's heart starts beating at the 6 week point, and it may be visible on ultrasound somewhere between 6-8 weeks. It can be heard on doppler somewhere between 10-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defects in babies. Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?

Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defects in babies. Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?

Yes: This is a small amount of Vitamin E and the information may not be accurate. You are likely consuming more Vitamin E in your regular diet. All the best and continue your vitamins. ...Read more

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During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby. As I am felling the heart beat of the babies (twins).

During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby. As I am felling the heart beat of the babies (twins).

Amniontic sac: Fetuses are well protected in the amniotic sac cushioned by amniotic fluid. An ultrasound can confirm that there has been to injury to the placenta and that the fetuses are ok ...Read more

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If my first child was born with chd what are the chances my second will have a heart defect too?

If my first child was born with chd what are the chances my second will have a heart defect too?

~3-5%: When a person has chd, or has a child with chd, their future offspring have a slightly higher risk of having chd as well (i'm sure you know this). The quoted numbers differ, but most people agree that the risk is ~3-5% of having any form of chd. ...Read more

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Are babies hearts scanned when they are born as routine? If not do you agree they should be?

Are babies hearts scanned when they are born as routine? If not do you agree they should be?

Echocardiogram: The answer is no for both questions.
Routinely cardiac echo is not done for all newborns. It is not cost effective procedure and not needed for the majority of newborns.
The newborn who presents with cardiac signs and symptoms like cyanosis or heart murmur will require further cardiac workup that might include echocardiogram.

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What is the symtom for babies who has heart disease?

What is the symtom for babies who has heart disease?

Variable: Cyanotic heart disease will present as blue color, not just hands and feet but all over. Other conditions symptoms may be fast breathing, poor feeding, slow weight gain. A murmur may be present and loud, or no murmur may be heard at all. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a dilated heart of an infant?

What is the treatment for a dilated heart of an infant?

Medications: Are you referring to dilated cardiomyopathy? This is generally treated with medications to improve function of the heart, and sometimes pacemakers which are implanted to regulate heart rate and rhythm while waiting for a heart transplant. ...Read more

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Doctor thinks our baby has a heart mumur. How many babies have heart murmurs?

Doctor thinks our baby has a heart mumur. How many babies have heart murmurs?

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 more

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How long does it take for holes in the heart (of babies) to grow closed?

How long does it take for holes in the heart (of babies) to grow closed?

Usually a few days: Sometimes, it may also take a few months, and in rare cases, it may take longer. Uncommonly, the holes may not fully close and can cause problems in rare cases. ...Read more

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What is the most common heart disease in babies?

What is the most common heart disease in babies?

VSD: 20/1, 000 live births have bicuspid aortic valves, isolated anomalous lobar pulmonary veins or a silent patent ductus arteriosus. Chd is about 6/1, 000 live births (19/1, 000 live births if the potentially serious bicuspid aortic valve is included), and of all forms increases to 75/1, 000 live births if tiny muscular vsds present at birth and other small defecs included. Vsd=ventricular septal defects. ...Read more

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Do babies always die if a congenital heart problem?

Do babies always die if a congenital heart problem?

No: In fact, most babies with congenital heart disease are expected to reach adulthood. Some of the more severe lesions have up to a 30% mortality in the first year, however these are less common than the more treatable defects. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

See below: By increased vessels permeability and slower lymphatic clearance in cases with a cardiac congestion or high blood volume output. ...Read more

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What am I to expect after infant heart surgery for avsd?

What am I to expect after infant heart surgery for avsd?

Intensive care unit: After surgery for a avsd, your child will be taken to the intensive care unit where he or she will recover. Your child will likely have a breathing tube, on a ventilator, and many have tubes, such as intravenous (IV) and arterial lines that will allow fluid and medication administration and monitoring. The breathing tube and lines will be taken out as your child's condition improves. ...Read more

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How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

Fetal Monitor: For non medical people, the best way is place the monitor below the umbilicus and sweeps on either side of the lower abdomen until you hear heart beat. Whereever you pick up heart keep the monitor there. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is a hole in the heart of an infant/results of incest?

No: If you include all kinds of congenital heart defects, (even minor ones), the incidence is 75 per 1000 births - it has nothing to do with incest. ...Read more

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How is it that babies who are stunted have more heart problems later? Isn't being thin good?

How is it that babies who are stunted have more heart problems later? Isn't being thin good?

Makes no sense: Stunted? You mean short? Shorter children do not grow up to have more heart problems than taller ones; heart disease relates to individual risk factors like family history and lifestyle. As a general rule, it's better to be thin than to be obese; but children need enough calories to grow properly. ...Read more

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My babies heart rate was in the 170s I'm 11 weeks and 3 days is this anything to worry about?

My babies heart rate was in the 170s I'm 11 weeks and 3 days is this anything to worry about?

Don't worry: Fetal heart rate varies a lot during the day, esp so early in pregnancy. It is the average that matters. At this stage of your pregnancy, you can just relax and follow the advice of your OB. Depending upon if any high risk factors have been identified for any action to be taken to prevent loss. ...Read more

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Is it normal for unborn babies to have an opening in the upper chamber of the heart? Is it something I should worry about?

Is it normal for unborn babies to have an opening in the upper chamber of the heart? Is it something I should worry about?

Upper Chamber open.: There are 2 natural openings in unborn babies. A patent ductus arteriosus (between Pulm Artery and Aorta) and a Patent Foramen Ovale (between the Left and Right atria). The PFO is the one you refer. It is natural and closes in the majority of babies shortly after birth. Other PFOs stay open and may need to be closed later, although still uncommon. ...Read more

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What do they mean that babies can have risk for heart disease?

What do they mean that babies can have risk for heart disease?

Malformation: The heart is a complex organ and an amazing one. About 1/2 to1% of live born infants have some form of defect ranging from minimal and self healing to major & life threatening. The process that forms the heart is influenced by a number of genes scattered within the child's dna. Recurrence risk within the same family of some form of defect is slightly elevated. ...Read more

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What are some names of some heart diseases that premature babies can get?

What are some names of some heart diseases that premature babies can get?

PDA: Pda or patent ductus arteriosus is the most common form of cardiac abnormality in premature infants. Other forms of heart disease or anatomical variants such as a pfo or patent foremen ovale may also be present. ...Read more

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Under what heart rate for an adult and then for an infant are chest compressions required?

Under what heart rate for an adult and then for an infant are chest compressions required?

100/min: For adults, children, and infants, the current recommendations are for compressions to be administered at the rate of 100 per minute.

Source: BLS for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, 2011. ...Read more