Will obamacare improve the future for children with congenital heart diseases?

Can not be denied . You child can not be denied care for a "pre existing" condition under the new law.
Doubt it. Any kid with a significant birth defect of any sort that would drain the parents insurance or involve the uninsured were already covered by existing Medicaid programs.

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What you do for children with congenital heart diseases to make sure they live a happy life?

Emphasize normality. Depending upon the severity of the heart disease, there may be physical limitations. Try to emphasize what they can do rather than what they cannot. Most children recognize their limitations and do not require reminders. They should be allowed to be children. They also require the same discipline that children without heart disease require. Read more...

Congenital heart diseases - do they run in families?

Depends. There are a few genetic syndromes that have chd where simple dominant or recessive patterns are described. Most are sporadic & multifactorial. In most, parent to child risk is ~4-5% & not necessarily the same defect.If two parents have a chd risk is higher, risk of a second affected child after a 1st is ~8%.The best personal data is gained thru a family tree eval with a geneticist. Read more...
Yes. The genetics are often complex and vary depending upon the defect. The risk of congenital heart disease overall is 8/1000. The risk of having a second child with congenital heart disease is higher after having the initial affected child. There are a few specific genetic conditions where the risk of having an affected child is 50%. Read more...

Congenital heart diseases--what are most common and which are preventable?

Vsd very common. A ventricular septal defect , a hole in the wall between the 2 lower chambers, is fairly common. Prevention would involve avoiding medications during pregnancy and taking prenatal vitamins. Read more...
CHD. Congenital heart disease occurs in less than 1% of births. Simple defects such as ventricular septal defect are most common. There is no 'prevention' of congenital defects that is currently known. Read more...

I was wondering what are the biochemical processes that cause Down syndrome people to be more prone to congenital heart diseases?

Unknown. The heart is a very complex organ. We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally. Although 40-50% of patients with down syndrome have congenital heart dis., and we know what causes down syndrome, we do not yet understand why this leads to heart defects (likely due to abnormal gene expression). Read more...

What are the 5 congenital heart diseases?

Dozens! There are dozens of different, unique congenital heart diseases (defects). The most common congenital heart defects are ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, and bicuspid aortic valve. Bicuspid aortic valve is often undiagnosed until adulthood. Read more...
Too many to list! Congenital heart disease simply means a structural heart problem that was present at birth. There is an almost infinite number of combinations of abnormalities that can be found at birth. There are general classes of congenital heart disease, such as those that make you turn blue vs those that don't , but the list is incredibly long. Read more...

What are common congenital heart diseases?

Congenital defects. Some of the more frequent congenital heart defects include atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, and valvular stenosis or atresia. The most common complex heart defect is tetralogy of Fallot , which is a combination of four defects. Read more...

What are the common congenital heart diseases?

Mist common . Bicuspid aortic valve is thought to be present in 2% of the population. Other forms of chd are present in 0.8% of live births, most common are ventricular septal defects, then pulmonary stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus, and atrial septal defects. Hope this answers your question. Read more...
ASD and VSD. Atrial and ventricular septal defects are some of the most common. Mild problems with the valves are common too. In fact, small ventricular septal defects are, according to some studies, the most common congenital birth defect in all people. As always, consult with a cardiologist if you/someone you know is concerned about something. Read more...

What are the symptoms of congenital heart diseases?

Many & none. There could be no symptoms. Other times shortness of breath, poor circulation, arrythmias or murmurs may be present. An echocardiogram is the best first test. Read more...
Lots of symptoms. Can be related to chd. Rhythm problems, dizziness, fainting, water accumulation in legs or torso, difficulty breathing, nightly cough, weakness..... And lots more. Read more...