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please help with information on heart problem.

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Labor' started by krozwindz, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. krozwindz

    krozwindz Silver IL'ite

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    I wanted to know if any body here has experienced or know someone who has experienced having a fetus with congenital heart disorder. I know someone who's LO was checked to have TOF at the 20week scan. Fetal cardiologist are looking into it and have recommended a heart surgery when baby is born. How bad is this disease, are the surgeries effective long term, what are the sideeffects and in general what to expect at best and at worst..???


    Please help with any information any body may know.
     
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  2. Yashikushi

    Yashikushi Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi

    A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of major birth defect.

    A baby's heart begins to develop shortly after conception. During development, structural defects can occur. These defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and the arteries and veins near the heart. Congenital heart defects can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can

    1.Slow down
    2.Go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place
    3.Be blocked completely

    Treatment for the defect can include medicines, surgery and other medical procedures and heart transplants. The treatment depends on the type and severity of the defect and a child's age, size and general health. Today, many children born with complex heart defects grow to adulthood and lead productive lives.


    About Congenital Heart Defects

    CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT..How are heart defects treated?

    fetalcardiology.co.uk - Dr John Simpson

    Congenital heart disease, congenital heart defects

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