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Can taking thalidomide contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my unborn child?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Thalidomide is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy, and can cause many birth defects, including heart defects.

In brief: Yes

Thalidomide is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy, and can cause many birth defects, including heart defects.
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Possible

Most often thalidomide causes phocomelia, developmental deformities of arms and legs, it can cause congenital anomalies of heart.

In brief: Possible

Most often thalidomide causes phocomelia, developmental deformities of arms and legs, it can cause congenital anomalies of heart.
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