Causes of Congenital Heart Disease in Children There are two types of congenital heart disease (CHD) in children , that congenital heart disease is complex and not complex. Pediatrician, Piprim Basarah Yanuarso said, patients are not complex congenital heart disease can have a cardiac function returned to normal after surgery. While at the complex CHD patients do not apply the same thing.

Congenital heart disease (CHD) can be caused by various factors. Here’s the explanation from the doctor Piprim when met Friday (10/28/2016):

1. Descendants of

If the mother or father, or both parents of the child have a history of congenital heart disease, then the child is also at risk of having CHD.

“Children at risk of having CHD by five to seven percent if the parents also have this disease,” he said when interviewed at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM).

2. Rubella infections

When children or adults infected with Rubella, the impact for the body only in the form of heat, a rash, red rash, then recovered. However, different story if rubella infect young women who are pregnant, under 12 weeks.

“She’s just a red-red (body temperature) warm doang continues to recover. But the fetus is a hassle. Approximately 85-90 percent of congenital rubella syndrome fetuses subject,” he said.

Babies with this syndrome will usually born cataracts, deafness, small brain does not develop, and his heart was leaking. Therefore, Rubella became one of the causes of congenital heart disease.

“So he had to go to the eye poly, poly ENT, cardiac poly and poly nerves. Her son was alive, but in quality, life becomes a burden to his parents,” he said.

3. Epilepsy drugs

“If pregnant women taking epilepsy medication, children can also be congenital heart disease,” said Dr. Piprim.

important for pregnant women to choose a drug that is safe to consume during pregnancy, to avoid the risk of various diseases in children.

4. Smoking and alcohol consumption

“Smoking and drinking alcohol while pregnant is not alone is not good for the body, especially when pregnant. And this could also be one of the causes of congenital heart disease,” he said.

According Piprim, some PJB there are idiopathic, it is not known exactly what causes it and can not be prevented.

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