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Can a person with a hole in his heart ever father a child with a heart defect?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The incidence of any form of congenital heart disease has about a 4% risk in the offspring of a parent with a CHD (not necessarily the same defect).
It doubles if both parents have some form of CHD and is more if one of their offspring was affected. This can all be sorted out by consulting a genetic counsellor.

In brief: Yes
The incidence of any form of congenital heart disease has about a 4% risk in the offspring of a parent with a CHD (not necessarily the same defect).
It doubles if both parents have some form of CHD and is more if one of their offspring was affected. This can all be sorted out by consulting a genetic counsellor.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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It is possible. But, there is no increased probability of doing so.

In brief: See below
It is possible. But, there is no increased probability of doing so.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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