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What are the chances of a parent having congenital heart disease and?Passing it onto their children?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Most CHD is polygenicm meaning it travels on multiple genes/chromosomes.
Their offspring have about 4% risk of any (not just the same) CHD. If the other parent has any form of CHD it jumps to about 10%. There are some forms of CHD that are associated with gene based dominant or recessive syndromes.For these it depends on the syndrome.A geneticist can provide a better number with more history/data.

In brief: Varies

Most CHD is polygenicm meaning it travels on multiple genes/chromosomes.
Their offspring have about 4% risk of any (not just the same) CHD. If the other parent has any form of CHD it jumps to about 10%. There are some forms of CHD that are associated with gene based dominant or recessive syndromes.For these it depends on the syndrome.A geneticist can provide a better number with more history/data.
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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Low

If parent has chd, chance of child is less than 2%.

In brief: Low

If parent has chd, chance of child is less than 2%.
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