Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital heart defects generally cannot be prevented.
If you or your partner has a congenital heart defect and you are planning to have a baby, see the topic Reference Congenital Heart Defects: Pregnancy.
Women who plan to get pregnant and women who are pregnant can lower their risk of having babies with congenital heart defects by taking steps to have healthy pregnancies. For healthy pregnancy choices, see the topic Reference Pregnancy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology