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Do babies always die if a congenital heart problem?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not as likely today

Remarkable improvements in pre-delivery diagnosis and after birth interventions have made congenital heart problems much more manageable today.
With newer technology, a heart defect can often be noted before delivery, then you probably will be advised to deliver at a hospital with a dedicated pediatric cardiology team on standby. There life-saving surgery or medication can be given immediately.

In brief: Not as likely today

Remarkable improvements in pre-delivery diagnosis and after birth interventions have made congenital heart problems much more manageable today.
With newer technology, a heart defect can often be noted before delivery, then you probably will be advised to deliver at a hospital with a dedicated pediatric cardiology team on standby. There life-saving surgery or medication can be given immediately.
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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