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If my baby has avsd what is the chance she has down's?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Other way around
About 1/3 of ds patients will have a heart defect including many with a vsd or other more complex defects.
However, of all those with vsd the ds group is only a fraction of the larger number. Vsd's are relatively common & represent a failure in completion of the walls between the chambers that grow out from the side & knit together during fetal life. >1/2 will close on there own by a year of age.

In brief: Other way around
About 1/3 of ds patients will have a heart defect including many with a vsd or other more complex defects.
However, of all those with vsd the ds group is only a fraction of the larger number. Vsd's are relatively common & represent a failure in completion of the walls between the chambers that grow out from the side & knit together during fetal life. >1/2 will close on there own by a year of age.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
Most babies with a heart defect do not have down syndrome.
Babies who have down syndrome have a higher risk of having heart defects.

In brief: No
Most babies with a heart defect do not have down syndrome.
Babies who have down syndrome have a higher risk of having heart defects.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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