My fiance has congenital heart defects and now I wonder what I am getting into. Will this affect his ability to work?

It depends! It depends on which congenital heart defects he has, what surgeries have been done to repair them, and what his current cardiac status is now. I recommend having your fiance schedule an appointment with his cardiologist, so that you can ask his cardiologist these questions.
Depends. This depends on what the congenital heart defect is, the severity of the defect, was it operated on early in life, does he need heart meds or further surgery.

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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have congenital heart defects.

Depends: Your prognosis depends on the type of heart defect you have and the degree to which it was corrected. Since you are likely to have a scar on your chest if you had surgical repair, i suggest telling sooner rather than later. Read more...
Depends on what type. Congenital heart disease comes in many flavors from minor to serious heart problems. Discuss the specifics of your disease with your heart doctor, typical conversations with a loved on would include discussions of your ongoing health including possibly needing further surgery, and your plans for contraception or children, which you may be advised against having. See http://www.Achaheart.Org. Read more...

Can people with? Congenital heart defects? Get tattoos?

Depends on condition. The healing process after a tattoo may be a bit long & complicated if you have a complex chd with a low baseliine oxygen saturation (<92%). If your chd has been repaired or fixed well enough that you have a normal baselone o2, >94% , i don't see any problems. Read more...

Can you tell me how is a child is affected in daily life, from having congenital heart defects?

Too vague. Congenital heart defect is an incredibly broad term, encompassing critical life-threatening & debilitating conditions as well as transient defects with no real clinical effect. The more severe defects may be irreparable or may require multiple surgeries & procedures with significant symptoms & activity restrictions. Conversely, mild defects may resolve or may not need any special consideration. Read more...

Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how congenital heart defects will affect my child's overall health.?

Depends... ...On what the disease is. Some are devastating, some are surgically correctable, and some get better without treatment and have no effect on longevity or health. Read more...
Depends... ...On what the disease is. Some are devastating, some are surgically correctable, and some get better without treatment and have no effect on longevity or health. Read more...

Are congenital heart defects usually deadly?

No. In fact, most babies with congenital heart disease are expected to reach adulthood. Some of the more severe lesions have up to a 30% mortality in the first year, however these are less common than the more treatable defects. Read more...

When is surgery needed for? Congenital heart defects?

For poor oxygen flow. When the nature of the defect is such that oxygen-poor blood goes to the carotids and/or coronaries, then corrective surgery must be utilized to modify the condition into one compatible with long-term survival. Read more...

What are the imaging signs and symptoms of congenital heart defects?

Depends. It depends on the defect but ekg and echo will pick up almost all. The specific signs and symptoms depend entirely on what the defect is. Many have no symptoms or symptoms that only develop later in life. Read more...
Echo and cath. . From an imaging standpoint, an echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization would give the most definitive answers for a congenital heart defect. These studies can define the anatomy and function so decisions can be made regarding therapy. Read more...

Are congenital heart defects hereditary?

They can be. Multifactorial inheritance is seen with most congenital defects (including cardiac), meaning they more likely to recur in future pregnancies if the first one is affected (or if the mother or father is affected). Obviously, syndromic cases will have stronger genetic inheritance and more mendelian vertical transmission. Read more...
Depends on variables. There are a few syndromes with high frequency of specific heart defects that can have inheritance risk up to 50%. Most, however, are part of a complex inheritance pattern with around 5% risk.This 5% would include any pattern of congenital heart defect, not necessarily the same one. Read more...

What athe most common congenital heart defects?

ASD and VSD. Atrial and ventricular septal defects are generally considered the most common forms of congenital heart disease. There are some differences based on geographic location, sex, and race as well, but ASDs and VSDs are generally most common among all human beings. Read more...