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Zoloft Heart Defects
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
Varies with type: The impact of the defect depends on the type of defect. Some defects have virtually no physical signs, and your baby or child may look and act perfectly normal and have no restreictions. Other types of heart defects can pose serious restrictions on the child, from bluish or grayish coloring to fatigue, poor feeding, lack of growth or exercise intolerance just to name a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on variables: There are a few syndromes with high frequency of specific heart defects that can have inheritance risk up to 50%. Most, however, are part of a complex inheritance pattern with around 5% risk.This 5% would include any pattern of congenital heart defect, not necessarily the same one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this.Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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