Heart Block In Children Aged 2 Years?
good morning there is a doctor I want to ask at this time I am 33 years old, my child is only 1 at the age of 2 years, I am currently in the period of treatment for heart block, I have to take medication regularly, can I get pregnant? Will it affect me? ?
Hello Corry, Thank you for the question.
Pregnancy in women who have heart health problems requires closer supervision. It is not easy to answer your question because it depends on the severity of your health condition and whether with current treatment the symptoms are well controlled. However, that does not mean women with heart disease should not be pregnant.
What do you mean coronary heart disease? Coronary heart disease is a heart disease caused by fat blockage in the heart's blood vessels. The existence of blockages in the heart's blood vessels causing blood flow, nutrients, and oxygen to certain heart muscles will experience disruption which can then cause damage or death of the heart muscle. In the condition of pregnancy, the heart must work harder to pump the burden of blood and fluid volume that occurs during pregnancy. This increased heart load can potentially worsen heart function and potentially life threatening.
Due to limited information regarding the condition of your heart disease, what I can recommend is to consult with your cardiologist for further examination of the current condition of the heart and heart function. Tell your doctor about your desire to get pregnant again. If according to the doctor's examination, your heart condition is controlled and your heart function is good, you can then consult an obstetrician before planning a pregnancy. This is necessary so that your obstetrician knows your condition and can later monitor the condition of the pregnancy better and be more alert to deal with complications that can occur. In addition, the doctor also needs to know what medicines you consume so as not to interfere with the growth and development of the fetus. Usually after you become pregnant, you should also consult regularly with your cardiologist to monitor your heart function.
Hopefully this information is enough to help you.