baby born with enlarged heart

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Registered: 11-11-2003
baby born with enlarged heart
Mon, 01-19-2004 - 2:44pm
My best friend just gave birth to twin girls on Wednesday. they were full term and weighed in at a whopping 7lbs 8 oz. and 8lbs 7 oz. both appeared healthy but on further examination it was discovered that twin A (the larger one) had a heart murmer and an enlarged heart with some part of the interior, had a thickened lining. Baby has been on oxygen and blood pressure meds since and the prognosis is not good. Drs say that they usually only see this condition when the mother is diabetic or in the family history. Neither of which apply here. Does anyone know what this condition could be and if so, how else it can occur and will she be okay? I know that you all aren't drs but right now I just want some possible answers. We are all very concerned and worried. Thank you so much

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Registered: 09-30-2003
Sat, 01-24-2004 - 10:30am


Hi there.

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Registered: 04-16-2003
Sat, 01-24-2004 - 6:52pm
I hope you return to read this as there's a board here for children with heart problems:

Good luck :)