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congenital heart valve disease

my sister is having congenital heart valve disease. Doctors said that it does not effect any thing, but u have to show certificate for any surgery. she got check up at her small age, Doctors given medication for 5-6 months. Now she is 26 years old. recently she got check up, but still the heart beat sound heard as murmur. my parents are fear about marriage, and any problems during pregnency. Is it having problem during pregnency. Breast size also not as per her age.pls suggest me to overcome these problems. No doctor suggest for surgery. i think it minor. still is it cause any problems. pls help me.
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pinky,

Thanks for the post.

I can see you are very concerned about your sister. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of different congenital heart and valve diseases. Each of them have a different course and prognosis ranging from benign to lethal in utero.

There are a lot of valve diseases that do not need surgical treatment and are followed over time with echocardiography.  

I would have to know more details to make further recommendations.

good luck
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I understand your concerns about your sister and the marriage and children issue. I was born with born with a valve disease myself and was unsure about the baby issue. I had my first child in March 2001 and had valve replacement surgery in Dec 2001. After the surgery I had to more beautiful children with no complications.
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