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If my son has a heart malformation, is he genetically likely to have other malformations?
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Dr. Ira Salafsky
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: He could
Congenital heart malformations can occur as isolated defects.
They can also be a component of malformation syndromes. Diagnostic tests for gu, skeletal and CNS abnormalities should be done. So of these malformation syndromes are genetic others occur sporadicly.

In brief: He could
Congenital heart malformations can occur as isolated defects.
They can also be a component of malformation syndromes. Diagnostic tests for gu, skeletal and CNS abnormalities should be done. So of these malformation syndromes are genetic others occur sporadicly.
Dr. Ira Salafsky
Dr. Ira Salafsky
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
hand and renal
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Hand
Hand differences and congenital malformations can accompany cardiac malformations as the two systems form the same time in utero.
But youd likely see the hand before the heartis obvious in most cases.

In brief: Hand
Hand differences and congenital malformations can accompany cardiac malformations as the two systems form the same time in utero.
But youd likely see the hand before the heartis obvious in most cases.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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