Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most common cause of congenital heart disease?
- Your genes. Congenital heart disease appears to run in families (inherited) and is associated with many genetic syndromes. ...
- German measles (rubella). Having rubella during pregnancy may affect how the baby's heart develops while in the womb.
- Diabetes. ...
- Medications. ...
- Alcohol. ...
- Smoking. ...
What are the treatment options for congenital heart disease?
- Atrial septal defects
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Ebstein's anomaly
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Inherited arrhythmia
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
What is the prognosis of congenital heart disease?
Brain injury is a serious and common complication of critical congenital heart disease (CHD). Impaired autonomic development ... observational MRI study in which pregnant women with a fetal diagnosis of critical CHD, i.e., infants expected to require ...
Can you be cured of congenital heart disease?
There is no cure for Congenital Heart Disease. Although you can have surgery to repair your heart, you will never be cured. It is very common to have surgery to repair your heart, but there may always be long-term effects of heart surgery. This can include abnormal heartbeats.