Can you tell by ultrasound if a baby has congential heart defects?

Depends. The results of a prenatal ultrasound depend on the sensitivity of the equipment used, the technician and the person interpreting the study. Some studies are fine for locating the fetal position, placental location and estimating fetal size, but little more. Most newer machines are capable of picking up most defects but a few will not be evident. Newborn exam and postnatal study may be needed.
Yes. The ultrasound technology has advanced significantly to be able to detect heard defects pretty reliably now a days. Occassionally small defects are not seen. There is also some variation based on how good the ultrasound technician is.

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Is it possible that congenital heart defects be detected on a regular prenatal ultrasound?

Yes. Most important congenital heard defects can be detected by fetal ultrasound. The person (doctor or sonographer) needs to have a certain amount of training and expertise to make sure all of the appropriate images are obtained. Plus the physician (perinatologist or pediatric cardiologist) who is interpreting the images needs to have a full understanding of congenital heart disease.
Absolutely. This is exactly why these screens are done. The vast majority of abnormalities can be picked up on the screening US. If they see something suspicious, though, they should offer or you should insist on a higher level screening - in the case of the heart, a fetal ECHO should be done by a pediatric cardiologist who is trained specifically in fetal ECHO. Info obtained before birth is extremely helpful.

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.

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.

Can you tell me about baby with the same congenital heart defects?

Confusing question. Your question is not specific enough to answer. What about chd's are you asking about? Please start over. Questions are not linked on the site.

Can you tell me how is a child is affected in daily life, from having congenital heart defects?

Too vague. Congenital heart defect is an incredibly broad term, encompassing critical life-threatening & debilitating conditions as well as transient defects with no real clinical effect. The more severe defects may be irreparable or may require multiple surgeries & procedures with significant symptoms & activity restrictions. Conversely, mild defects may resolve or may not need any special consideration.

Can you tell me about congenital heart defects?

Be more specific. Congenital heart defects are come in all types. Some common, some rare. Also, the prognosis and treatments can be very different. Please ask a more specific question, or see a doctor, .

I think my child may have congenital heart defects. What would that mean?

A number of things. The prognosis for children with congenital heart defects really depends on the exact nature of the defect. Some are easily correctable by surgery, some don't need surgery at all and others need a series of more complicated surgeries. In any case keeping in close contact with your pediatrician and cardiologist is very important. Good nutrition will help your child heal well.
Depends. Congenital heart disease covers a wide range from life-threatening to benign. Start with your pediatrician, who can refer you to a pediatric cardiologist, who can make the right diagnosis, and advise you about prognosis and treatment.

Please tell me, could congenital heart defects be diagnosed later on in life?

Yes. The severe cases are diagnosed in kids. I have patients whose foramen ovale defects are diagnosed only now in their fifties, and only after an event that forces us to search deep into the problem. They were not diagnosed with usual echo and stress tests and thallium. So the answer is yes.