Congenital heart disease - when do you get clubbing of the fingers?

Later. This complication usually occurs in late toddler stage and older.
With low oxygen. One of the main causes of clubbing (where the tip of your fingers become bulbous appearing) is long standing low blood oxygen as a result of heart abnormalities that prevent full passage of blood through the lungs (why this happens is not clear). Liver disease can also cause clubbing so you should see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

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How can you make sure you don't get congenital heart disease?

No Prevention. Congenital heart disease is a defect that occurs in the fetus during pregnancy. There is a percentage of these defects caused by drugs, alcohol or certain types of infection such ass rubella or german measles. These can be minimized thru care and avoidance. The majority of these defects are by unknown causes which of course we can not avoid. Read more...
Congenital. There is no real way. Congenital heart disease is due to genetic mutations.Some congenital heart disease can be treated in utero. Maintaining a good nutrition during pregnancy and avoiding teratogenic drugs are some of the ways. Read more...
No plan I know of. Congenital heart disease (chd) is a sporadic event occuring in ~1% of births. It is frequently seen in chromasome disorders. Having one or more parents with a defect increases risk but not always for the same defects.Having a 1st child with chd increases risk for a 2nd.A healthy lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is the best anyone can do.Even then, ~4% of nbns will have an issue to deal with. Read more...

If my partner has congenital heart disease with the vessel, is there any way to get pregnant with guarantee of having a healthy baby?

No guarantees. With any pregnancy at any age there is at least 4% risk of unexpected outcome.That may be prematurity, birth defect, newborn infection, etc. The inheritance of any heart related abnormality runs about 4%, which must be added to basic risk in this case.A consultation with a medical geneticist at a children's hospital or university may help you understand your individual risks. Read more...
No guarantee in life. As Ben Franklin's saying goes, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." In general, there are no guarantees in life. Life is about "likelihoods". There are many types of congenital heart defects, and many of them are not likely to be passed on to offspring. If one knows the exact type of defect, one can take that information to a Pediatric Cardiologist for advice. Read more...
Seek genetic counsel. Seek a genetic counselor to help determine risk and likelihood of the child being affected. Read more...

If my partner (man) has congenital heart disease with the vessel, is there any way to get pregnant with help of genetic doctor to have a healthy baby?

Genetics of heart. Many male patients with congenital heart disease have fathered healthy children. Depending on the father's disorder there may or may not be a somewhat increased chance of transmitting a genetic condition. This could be addressed by a cardiovascular genetic medical doctor. More details would be needed to give you a specific answer. Read more...

Is congenital heart disease a disease associated with aging?

Not specificly. The sporadic occurrence of congenital heart disease in a baby is influenced by many factors including heredity & toxic exposure. Maternal /paternal age at conception does not seem to have a direct influence unless a chromosome defect comes into play. Then advanced maternal age increases risk of trisomy & each chromosome defect has a higher risk of a heart defect. Read more...

What is the prognosis for a baby with congenital heart disease?

Varies with defect. Some are minor and involve minimal impact on health or lifespan.Some are major & require many life threatening surgeries & a n altered limited lifestyle. The specific chd lesion is the most important factor followed by the availability of appropriate specialty care. Read more...
Too general. Chd represent a very wide array of cardiac defects. The prognosis is just as varied. Please clarify the diagnosis. Read more...

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

Dusky. Most congenital heart disease is accompanied by a dusky appearance, because blood from the right side of the heart (blue beacuase of low oxygen) mixes with blood from the left side (red because it is saturated with oxygen). Also, increase respiratory rate can accomany congenital heart disease because many of these heart malformations cause the lungs to flood with fluid. Read more...
Vary. This very much depends upon what type of congenital heart disease a patient has and how it behaves it that particular individual. The same form of congenital heart disease such can produce minimal or no symptoms in one patient and can produce symptoms of heart failure in another. Read more...

How do integrative doctors treat congenital heart disease?

Comprehensive care. Congenital heart disease should be cared for in hospitals with a dedicated team of highly trained specialists, including pediatric cardiologists, congenital heart surgeons, intensive care physicians/ neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social work, physical and speech therapists, family support team, and other medical consultants to provide integrated care. Read more...

Is congenital heart disease genetic?

Some of it. Even though 8 out of every 1000 babies born will have have some form of heart defect, when there is a first line family member affected the number goes up to about 16-30/1000 (for some particular defects this number will be higher) so this would suggest a genetic component...We just haven't learned enough about genetics and the heart to be more precise, but this is changing every day. Read more...
Depends. Most follow a multi-factorial pattern, with about 4% risk of the offspring having some form of defect (not the same one). Offspring of 2 parents with any form of CHD have about 10% risk of any defect in their children. Some genetic syndromes have associated heart defects , risk would follow the pattern of those syndromes.When questions arise, consulting a geneticist is worthwhile. Read more...