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Hole in the heart. Hereditary? Can be sexually active? Play sports? gt angry easily?

Questions about heart hole patients? - are they angry? get angry easily? - can a heart hole patient play sport normally or they get tired easily? - can heart hole patients have sex normally?? - if they had a surgery to close the hole why they need medication?? - if I married someone with a hole in his heart is there is a chance we have a kid with the same condition? - if they had a surgery do they have a scar in the middle of the chest or the left chest ? thanks in advance
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing in. I am a qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your question with diligence.
One can not generalize "hole in the heart", it can refer to any disease from named a). Small ventricular septal defect for which no intervention has been advised by the doctor for now or expected need in future to named z). complex congenital heart disease in which surgery is advisable or it is too risky to be operated. Therefore, person having a) should not be angry because of disease, can play sport normally, can have normal sexual activity, marriage and pregnancy. Chances of his/her child having heart disease are roughly 3% and increase to 9% if the spouse is also having congenital heart defect. All these things are not applicable in non corrected or non correctable catergory named z. For example pregnancy is not advisable in z. Good luck.
Dr Anil Grover
Answered: Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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