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Do you think it is very probable I will have another baby with same heart defect?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Given most congenital heart defects are random occurrence , it is very unlikely sibling develop same type of heart defect.

In brief: No
Given most congenital heart defects are random occurrence , it is very unlikely sibling develop same type of heart defect.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Recurrence risks
The genetic influence on congenital heart disease is not as straightforward as passing eye color or blood type.
A parent with 1 chd baby has a risk of about 4% of having a second with any form of chd (rarely if ever the same).If both parents had any form of chd the risk increases to 8%. There are some rare syndromes with a higher risk rate. A geneticist could help you identify you personal risks.

In brief: Recurrence risks
The genetic influence on congenital heart disease is not as straightforward as passing eye color or blood type.
A parent with 1 chd baby has a risk of about 4% of having a second with any form of chd (rarely if ever the same).If both parents had any form of chd the risk increases to 8%. There are some rare syndromes with a higher risk rate. A geneticist could help you identify you personal risks.
Dr. James Ferguson
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