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How can you make sure you don't get congenital heart disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree

In brief: No plan I know of

Congenital heart disease (chd) is a sporadic event occuring in ~1% of births.
It is frequently seen in chromasome disorders. Having one or more parents with a defect increases risk but not always for the same defects.Having a 1st child with chd increases risk for a 2nd.A healthy lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is the best anyone can do.Even then, ~4% of nbns will have an issue to deal with.

In brief: No plan I know of

Congenital heart disease (chd) is a sporadic event occuring in ~1% of births.
It is frequently seen in chromasome disorders. Having one or more parents with a defect increases risk but not always for the same defects.Having a 1st child with chd increases risk for a 2nd.A healthy lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is the best anyone can do.Even then, ~4% of nbns will have an issue to deal with.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No Prevention

Congenital heart disease is a defect that occurs in the fetus during pregnancy.
There is a percentage of these defects caused by drugs, alcohol or certain types of infection such ass rubella or german measles. These can be minimized thru care and avoidance. The majority of these defects are by unknown causes which of course we can not avoid.

In brief: No Prevention

Congenital heart disease is a defect that occurs in the fetus during pregnancy.
There is a percentage of these defects caused by drugs, alcohol or certain types of infection such ass rubella or german measles. These can be minimized thru care and avoidance. The majority of these defects are by unknown causes which of course we can not avoid.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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