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Hole in the heart and open surgery? Will my baby have a chance of having it?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Slight increased rsk
Heart defects generally occur at random & are influenced by multiple genes.
They are not directly passed down. There is an increased general risk of some heart defect (not necessarily the same one) quoted as ~5% from parent to child. If both parents have some defect the risk would be higher.Genetic counseling with review of a family tree could provide u with specific risks.

In brief: Slight increased rsk
Heart defects generally occur at random & are influenced by multiple genes.
They are not directly passed down. There is an increased general risk of some heart defect (not necessarily the same one) quoted as ~5% from parent to child. If both parents have some defect the risk would be higher.Genetic counseling with review of a family tree could provide u with specific risks.
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