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What are the chances of getting my brother's heart defect?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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In brief: Get cardiology evalu

It's estimated that 4 to 20 liveborn infants per 1000 have a cardiac malformation.
Around 40% diagnosed during the first year if live. True prevalence may be higher. Bicuspid valve, the most common cardiac malformation is excluded from the estimates. The genetic contribution have been underestimated in the past. A lot of new data emerging. Go the aha scientific statements in chd and genetics.

In brief: Get cardiology evalu

It's estimated that 4 to 20 liveborn infants per 1000 have a cardiac malformation.
Around 40% diagnosed during the first year if live. True prevalence may be higher. Bicuspid valve, the most common cardiac malformation is excluded from the estimates. The genetic contribution have been underestimated in the past. A lot of new data emerging. Go the aha scientific statements in chd and genetics.
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