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What causes birth defects of the heart?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several factors

The heart develops rather early so medication exposure in the first trimester can sometimes cause heart problems.
Chromosomal or genetic issues also can cause heart problems, .

In brief: Several factors

The heart develops rather early so medication exposure in the first trimester can sometimes cause heart problems.
Chromosomal or genetic issues also can cause heart problems, .
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Missinformation

Heart defects occur sporadically and may reflect genetic,chromosomal, or toxic effects.
Inheritance risk runs about 4% for any defect if one parent has one. There are some inherited syndromes that may have a heart defect where risk is up to 50%..Toxic effects (fetal alcohol) depends on timing and amount.Kids with abnormal chromosomes will often have a heart defect.

In brief: Missinformation

Heart defects occur sporadically and may reflect genetic,chromosomal, or toxic effects.
Inheritance risk runs about 4% for any defect if one parent has one. There are some inherited syndromes that may have a heart defect where risk is up to 50%..Toxic effects (fetal alcohol) depends on timing and amount.Kids with abnormal chromosomes will often have a heart defect.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Folic acid deficient

Folic acid deficieny can cause fetal heart defects! multiple genetic, drug, medical and environmental factors can predispose to fetal heart defects.

In brief: Folic acid deficient

Folic acid deficieny can cause fetal heart defects! multiple genetic, drug, medical and environmental factors can predispose to fetal heart defects.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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