Is there data showing saturated fat increases congenital heart disease mortality?

Not really. Increased consumption of saturated fat by the pregnant woman can deplete Folic Acid stores in her body and increase the risk of having a fetus with cardiac defect, especially if the mother is obese. Take 1-5 mg of Folic Acid daily if you want to prevent up to 75% of fetal cardiac defects - before conception and for your whole reproductive life.

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How does a baby with congenital heart disease affect the family its born in too?

Depends. Some problems are relatively simple to fix and after repair will be just fine and require little additional concern. More severe conditions may require multiple surgical procedures and require the allocation of major financial and emotional resources with expected increased stress levels. And some children will never be ok or will die. Good luck. Read more...
Prenatal diagnosis. Allows parents time to process information about the specific chd & what will happen at delivery. Parents grieve for the loss of the healthy baby they expected, but they often go through the stages of grief at different rates, & may revert to an earlier stage of grief. They also have to re-organize family life around their child's needs. Therapists, clergy, & prenatal counselors can help. Read more...

Is there some connection between congenital heart disease and facial asymmetry?

In infants. Asymetric crying facies in infants have been found due a problem ith facial muscles and there does seem to be an association with congenital heart defects in rare case reports. Read more...
Possibly. Congenital heart disease may be associated with other syndromes that can affect facial features. Your pediatric cardiologist should be able to provide more information. Read more...

What type of health care professionals are involved in dealing with congenital heart disease?

Various types. At the beginning, the perceptive pediatrician or fp will often bring in the neonatologist to stabilize baby prior to referral to a center where pedi-cardiologists will evaluate the defect. Pedi-cardiac surgeons may become involved in planning or doing a repair. Followup with the pedi-cardiologist as well as their local physician for routine matters would be expected. Specialized nurses would also. Read more...
Many types. If chd is diagnosed prenatally on fetal ultrasound/fetal cardiac echo, a fetal--maternal medicine team may work with your OB so everything the baby needs is in place prior to delivery. Lactation experts teach you about pumping/storing breast milk. Social workers, pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, clergy, therapists and developmentalists are there for the baby and the family. Read more...

Please tell me whether there is any relation between congenital heart disease and facial asymmetry?

Possibly. There are some syndromes that have Oral-Facial growth problems associated with congenital heart problems. You should seek a diagnosis from an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon or Cardiologist. Read more...

If I was born with a congenital heart disease are there any precautions I should take before going on long flights?

Depends on type. If you have a "cyanotic" congenital heart disease, you may need to wear oxygen during the flight. If your room air oxygen saturation (your doctor can check this) is <95%, you may need oxygen, and if <92%, you probably will.(managing passengers with respiratory disease planning air travel: bts recommendations. British thoracic society standards of care committee, thorax. 2002:57(4):289.). Read more...
DVT precautions. If your heart disease causes a problem with circulation in your legs, then you might want to consider wearing compression stockings to help prevent getting a deep vein thrombosis or a blood clot in your legs that can break off and cause real problems. This is definitely something to chat with your doctor about. Read more...

Can you tell me the difference between coronary and congenital heart disease?

Yes. The former is an acquired condition while the latter is present at birth. Read more...
Yes. Congenital heart disease is a cardiac defect present from birth; there are many different variations. Coronary artery disease is stenosis of the arteries of the heart, usually due to arteriosclerosis, although you can rarely have a congenital lesion of a coronary artery- most commonly a coronary comes from the pulmonary artery rather than the aorta- known as an anomalous coronary artery. Read more...

How can congenital heart disease be related to a faulty signal transduction pathway?

Electrical defects. The heart have a mechanical structural function and an electrical function with an intrinsic electrical power generator. Few congenital diseases affect the electrical system and conduction. Example: pre-excitation syndromes- one called wpw- abnormal accessory electrical conduction path between atria and ventricle. Symptoms include tachyarrhythmias, dizziness, shortness of breath and even syncope. Read more...
Too complex. There are many types of congenital disease with many different and often unknown causes. So. There is no pat answer to this broad question. Read more...

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...