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Is having congenital heart defects something to worry about? My wife is upset since my daughter's doctor visit.

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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

There are a wide range of congenital heart defects.
Some can be very serious, and require surgery to survive; others are much more benign. A good pediatric cardiologist can discuss your daughter's defect with you, as well as whether treatment or surgery is needed.

In brief: Depends...

There are a wide range of congenital heart defects.
Some can be very serious, and require surgery to survive; others are much more benign. A good pediatric cardiologist can discuss your daughter's defect with you, as well as whether treatment or surgery is needed.
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Some like a small VSD are relatively minor and close on their own, others require a lot of monitoring and may require specialist care.
It would help you if you submit more specific information with questions. Vague topics like CHD cannot be personalized to your situation unless you provide the diagnosis.

In brief: Depends

Some like a small VSD are relatively minor and close on their own, others require a lot of monitoring and may require specialist care.
It would help you if you submit more specific information with questions. Vague topics like CHD cannot be personalized to your situation unless you provide the diagnosis.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Depends

Some congenital heart defects are monor, such as a small ASD or vsd.
Others are more complex and require surgery.

In brief: Depends

Some congenital heart defects are monor, such as a small ASD or vsd.
Others are more complex and require surgery.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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