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.

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Help please! Is congenital heart disease a disease that is associated with aging?

No . Congenital means that it is related to a condition present at birth. Congenital heart disease would be present when you are born. It may worsen with age if untreated. Read more...
No. Just the opposite; congential heart disease encompasses heart malformations that are present at birth. Read more...

Is congenital heart disease correlated with age? Are older people more at risk with congenital heart disease, if so, how can it be prevented?

Congenital . Congenital heart disease is a broad category that includes all heart conditions that are present at birth. Some are quite minor, but others are very complicated and associated with very high risk throughout life. Generally, cardiovascular conditions are associated with increasing risk as people age and this is also true of the congenital heart conditions. Also keep in mind that people with congenital heart disease are also at risk for acquired heart conditions like coronary artery disease. In the modern era, it is increasingly common for people with complicated congenital heart disease to live long and full lives. The best thing to do to prevent problems later in life is to see an expert in the care of adults with congenital heart disease. These experts are typically located at large referral centers, such as university hospitals. Read more...
No. I think this is a definition issue. Congenital means "from birth", and most congenital issues are caught nearer to birth, especially major ones that either cause blue lips and gums, or failure to grow properly. Sometimes an issue like a small hole between chambers of the heart goes undetected, and is found later on a cardiac work up for other reasons. But issues like that start from birth. Read more...
No. Congenital means "present at birth". So an adult cannot "develop" a congenital heart defect. Read more...

Could you suggest treatment for congenital heart disease with atrial septial defect for a man aged 39?

Depending on size. Treatment of (ASD) is dependent on its size, whether there is significant flow across it, and the location within the atrial septum. If it's a significant defect then treatment is either surgical with open heart surgery, or transcatheter device closure if the defect meets the required criteria. If it's a small defect with no right heart chamber dilatation then typically no treatment is needed. Read more...

What does congenital heart disease mean?

Born with it. Congenital heart disease is a general term given to people who are born with a heart problem(s). Around 25% of the people with congenital heart disease are considered critical and require surgery or catheter intervention within the first year of life. Read more...
Risk for babies. Many young women who had congenital heart disease (heart defect at birth) are having babies themselves now. A couple with a history of any type of congenital heart abnormality should ask for consultation with and fetal echo ultrasound study by mfm (maternal-fetal) or pediatric cardiology subspecialist. The fetus has an increased chance for heart defect which can differ from another in the family. Read more...
Defect at birth. Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart's structure and/or function that is present at birth.It is the most common type of birth defect, and causes more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defects. Treatment depends upon the condition, some require no treatment, others need critical intervention to survive. It affects 8-10 of each 1000 births. Read more...

Can you die from congenital heart disease?

Yes. Yes. There are several heart defects that you may die from if you are affected. Usually that happens early in life. Many of the defects can be corrected surgically, but not all of them and sometimes despite correction they do not have good prognosis. I would refer you for the list of such conditions to pediatric cardiologist since science in this area is changing constantly. Read more...

What are the causes of congenital heart disease?

Multiple. Congenital heart defects are a collection of issues that could be devastating early or of almost no consequence even in the long. As there are a variety of maladies, the causes are multiple as well. Environmental factors, genetic abnormalities in either of the parents and a combination of these factors lead to congenital heart defects. Read more...
?????? The most common cause is that we have no direct cause for congenital heart defects. They can be associated with certain genetic conditions such as down's syndrome. I also think in my distant memory that there are some that can be drug/chemically induced. Read more...

What are the tests for congenital heart disease?

Ultrasound, EKG. An echo and ultrasound will pick up nearly all. Further testing may be indicated in specific cases. Read more...

What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

Born with it. It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. Read more...
Inherited problem. A inherited problem, in addition to the heart murmur, children suffering from those diseases often occur difficult to feed, by weight, shortness of breath and difficulty purple face of the symptoms. Read more...
Varies. Babies can be born with a number of heart anomalies, possibly as part of syndrome or prematurity. They can be holes in the heart, abnormalities of the large vesels coming off heart, failure of part of the heart to develop, coronary artery problems, and more. A pediatric cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon will evaluate specifics. Anesthesia for these procedures is very specialized. Read more...

Are the symptoms of congenital heart disease bad?

It depends on defect. It depends on what kind of defect it is. Some defects have no symptoms, some have mild symptoms such as faster breathing, difficulty eating, increased sweating while feeding. And some defects are life threatening causing low oxygen levels in your body and without surgery or other type of intervention within hours of delivery may be lethal. Read more...
Congenital heart . Not always , it varies from no symptoms to reason for dying with significant symptoms in first days of life, depends on type of defect . Read more...