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

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Dr. Edward Evans
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Edward Evans
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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