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Heart surgery as baby. Stable at 18 years old. Want to get pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
9 doctors agree

In brief: See a cardiologist

It will depend on what type of defect you had, what repair you underwent and what residual issues you were left with if any.
Most repaired forms of congenital heart defects (defects of the heart you were born with) allow you to live a perfectly normal life which includes having babies, but you need to get checked.

In brief: See a cardiologist

It will depend on what type of defect you had, what repair you underwent and what residual issues you were left with if any.
Most repaired forms of congenital heart defects (defects of the heart you were born with) allow you to live a perfectly normal life which includes having babies, but you need to get checked.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
I agree with Dr. Lowell. See a cardiologist and make sure that you are in "maximum" condition.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Go ahead

As long as you have been healthy, pregnancy should be normal as long as the heart problem corrected at the time of surgery has not returned.

In brief: Go ahead

As long as you have been healthy, pregnancy should be normal as long as the heart problem corrected at the time of surgery has not returned.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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