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Can children have mitral stenosis, if so, does this mean it was genetic?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Mitral stenosis in a newborn is one of the many congenital heart defects that are influenced by a complex interaction of various genes.
It can occur separately or along with other defects. Affected individuals have a 5% risk of having a child or parent with some form of congenital heart defect, not necessarily the same one.

In brief: Yes
Mitral stenosis in a newborn is one of the many congenital heart defects that are influenced by a complex interaction of various genes.
It can occur separately or along with other defects. Affected individuals have a 5% risk of having a child or parent with some form of congenital heart defect, not necessarily the same one.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
While it is known that there are genes responsible for the direction of cardiac development, mitral stenosis is not specifically linked to a genetic mutation in most cases.

In brief: Yes
While it is known that there are genes responsible for the direction of cardiac development, mitral stenosis is not specifically linked to a genetic mutation in most cases.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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