It is possible for heart birth defects to be diagnosed in the womb, usually by an ultrasound. If a fetus has a heart defect but it was not looked for or detected on ultrasound while in the womb, it then usually goes undetected until symptoms begin appearing hours to years after birth.
James R. Crandell, MD
- internal medicine
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Can a heart birth defect be diagnosed before birth?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Can a child with congenital heart disease do everything other kids can do?
The hope of all pediatric cardiologists is to try to create the most normal lifestyle for children who have congenital (present at birth) heart disease. Advances in surgical techniques as well as in interventional procedures performed via a thin tube called a catheter are bringing this goal in reach for more and more children. Of course, even with the substantial gains that have been made in treating congenital heart disease, there are situations in which some children may have limitations in terms of their activity levels. Your child’s cardiologist can discuss these limitations with you and clarify any questions you have.
How is flaxseed good for my heart health?
Intermountain Registered Dietitians, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Intermountain Healthcare
Flaxseed contains Omega-3 fatty acids. This type of fat can help lower your triglycerides and reduce inflammation, both important in maintaining a healthy heart.
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