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March 12th, 2013, 07:34 PM
geogeek's Avatar Marsi's Mommy
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Ladies, since Marsi had a PDA, how likely is it for a future child to have a heart condition? I found out that we are expecting our second child (hopefully). So, now I am not only worried about pregnancy loss (I have lost 6) I am also worried about having another precious heart baby.
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March 13th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Its hard to say, since so many heart conditions remained undiagnosed there just hasn't been enough time to say if there is a genetic link or not. I know that in my case, I am one of 3 and the only one with heart problems. My cardiologist explained to me that a lot of his patients that are diagnosed are much older, and some not until something happens, that doesn't mean they didn't have the problem but they were clueless. I think our grandchildren will have a much better picture as to how much genetics is involved.
What is a PDA?

Also, since there is a history, you shouldn't have a problem getting a referral for what ever tests you need. DS's pediatrician went so far as to let me pick where she would send the referral to since I had had OHS.
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March 16th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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PDA is Patent Ductus Arteriosus.
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