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Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

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How can you live well with congenital heart disease?

Here are some things you can do to help you live well when you have congenital heart disease.

Birth control and pregnancy

If you can become pregnant and don't want to be, think about using a form of birth control that poses the lowest risk to your health. Talk with your family doctor, gynecologist, or cardiologist about the right options for you.

If you have congenital heart disease or have a partner that has it, there are a few things you need to think about when planning a pregnancy. For example, what is the risk of passing a heart problem to your child? And if you have congenital heart disease and become pregnant, what are the possible health risks during pregnancy?

Credits for Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

Current as of: September 7, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Larry A. Latson MD - Pediatric Cardiology
Kara L. Cadwallader MD - Family Medicine

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