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Can a baby survive with congenital heart disease ?

baby born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate with congenital heart proble i have a 7 month old nephew who is bilateral cleft lip and palate. the worse thing is, he is found to have a congenital heart problem too. his doctor says that he was born with 1 valve blocked. and his doc says he s chances of survival is slim. he is so tiny can t have him thru with the surgery for his cleft lip cuz he is undernourish. can babies survive with 1 valve in the heart being blocked? can t afford the heart surgery yet for now.
Mon, 16 Jan 2012
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hello,
cleft lip and palate surgery needs a group of specialists like plastic surgeon,an oral surgeona dentist,an orthodontist,an otolaryngologist.it is done inbetween 9 to 18 months. you have not mentioned the name of congenital heart problem.please mention it.take care
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