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

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

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Please let me know if there is hope for children born with congenital heart disease?

Yes. Both short term and long term outcomes depend on the exact type of congenital heart disease. The great majority of children with congenital heart disease will go on to live a normal or near normal life, even if they require open heart surgery. Almost every child born with congenital heart disease was options for successful care. Best care is delivered at congenital heart centers. Read more...

My friend have congenital heart disease and is pregnant right now. How many percent of chances can she survive?

Delends. Pregnancy may have little if any effect on some patients with congenital heart disease whereas it may be very dangerous or or even life-threatening in others. It depends a lot on the type of congenital defect and its effects on the expecting mother. Read more...
More detail needed. More detail is needed. The spectrum of congenital heart disease is broad. Many types of congenital heart disease will have no effect on either the mother's or the baby's health in pregnancy. Other forms of congenital heart disease can severely affect both the mother's health or the baby's health during pregnancy. Read more...

Congenital heart disease. What are the chances that somebody makes it to adulthood without ever getting diagnosed?

Good. Less serious congenital heart defects are often not diagnosed till later in childhood or even during adulthood.These are usually not immediately life threatening.The more serious congenital heart defects are usually evident soon after birth! and usually diagnosed during pregnancy. Read more...
Depends. It depends on the type of congenital malformation. There are some serious congenital heart defects that can be diagnosed in utero and some obvious upon birth. Others, like anomalous origin of the coronary artery or a patent foramen ovale may never cause any trouble and may not ever be recognized unless an evaluation or test for other reasons happens to demonstrate the anomoly. Read more...
Less Than Before. With most women having ultrasound testing, and better technology, the majority of serious defects are now diagnosed prenatally. There still are many that may be diagnosed as they develop, such as hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, which shows up as you age. Read more...

Is congenital heart disease a disease associated with aging?

Not specificly. The sporadic occurrence of congenital heart disease in a baby is influenced by many factors including heredity & toxic exposure. Maternal /paternal age at conception does not seem to have a direct influence unless a chromosome defect comes into play. Then advanced maternal age increases risk of trisomy & each chromosome defect has a higher risk of a heart defect. Read more...

How can you make sure you don't get congenital heart disease?

No Prevention. Congenital heart disease is a defect that occurs in the fetus during pregnancy. There is a percentage of these defects caused by drugs, alcohol or certain types of infection such ass rubella or german measles. These can be minimized thru care and avoidance. The majority of these defects are by unknown causes which of course we can not avoid. Read more...
Congenital. There is no real way. Congenital heart disease is due to genetic mutations.Some congenital heart disease can be treated in utero. Maintaining a good nutrition during pregnancy and avoiding teratogenic drugs are some of the ways. Read more...
No plan I know of. Congenital heart disease (chd) is a sporadic event occuring in ~1% of births. It is frequently seen in chromasome disorders. Having one or more parents with a defect increases risk but not always for the same defects.Having a 1st child with chd increases risk for a 2nd.A healthy lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is the best anyone can do.Even then, ~4% of nbns will have an issue to deal with. Read more...

What is the prognosis for a baby with congenital heart disease?

Varies with defect. Some are minor and involve minimal impact on health or lifespan.Some are major & require many life threatening surgeries & a n altered limited lifestyle. The specific chd lesion is the most important factor followed by the availability of appropriate specialty care. Read more...
Too general. Chd represent a very wide array of cardiac defects. The prognosis is just as varied. Please clarify the diagnosis. Read more...

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

Dusky. Most congenital heart disease is accompanied by a dusky appearance, because blood from the right side of the heart (blue beacuase of low oxygen) mixes with blood from the left side (red because it is saturated with oxygen). Also, increase respiratory rate can accomany congenital heart disease because many of these heart malformations cause the lungs to flood with fluid. Read more...
Vary. This very much depends upon what type of congenital heart disease a patient has and how it behaves it that particular individual. The same form of congenital heart disease such can produce minimal or no symptoms in one patient and can produce symptoms of heart failure in another. Read more...

How do integrative doctors treat congenital heart disease?

Comprehensive care. Congenital heart disease should be cared for in hospitals with a dedicated team of highly trained specialists, including pediatric cardiologists, congenital heart surgeons, intensive care physicians/ neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social work, physical and speech therapists, family support team, and other medical consultants to provide integrated care. Read more...