What Is the Life Expectancy of a Baby with Congenital Heart Failure?

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What is the average life expectancy of congenital heart failure?

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It depends on many factors, including environment, age, and severity. The baby’s specific defect is the point. The treatment of most heart defects with modern surgery, medicine and technology has come a long way. Even babies born with severe congenital defects scan have a good quality of life and survive for decades.

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It’s really hard to say. As medical care ang treatment have advanced, infants with a congenital heart defect are living longer and healthier lives. Many now are living into adulthood. There are about 1 million people living with congenital heart disease in U.S.

 

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