Fetal heart disease due to hepatitis B virus transmission from mother?
Hello doctor. Previously, when I was pregnant, I was infected with hepatitis B, when I was born, the doctor diagnosed the baby with tachycardia due to the mother's hepatitis B virus. When he was 17 years old, he passed away, and he was tested for high heart enzymes. So is your death due to heart disease? Also, can hepatitis from the mother give the baby heart disease? In addition, when she was pregnant, she had a traffic accident, but because she did not know she was pregnant, she still took X-ray and CT scans, operated on and took medicine.
Thank you doctor!
Nguyen Thi Bao Ngoc (1976)
Hello. Based on what you said, the doctor diagnosed the cause of her death as possibly cardiac, but can't say for sure because of the lack of data. Moreover, it is very rare for a mother to have hepatitis B to cause heart disease in her baby before (have not heard of the literature). It is very normal for pregnant mothers infected with hepatitis B to give birth to a normal healthy baby. It is possible that during pregnancy, you take X-rays and take drugs (of unknown type) that will affect the formation of the fetus, causing some undetected abnormalities. Besides, if you were born in 1976 - 44 years old, your chances of having a baby with a birth defect will be higher than at a young age (under 40). However, these are just theories, a few words to share with you. If you are planning to become pregnant, you should visit the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Vinmec Health System facilities nationwide to examine and check if you are still suitable for pregnancy.
Thank you for your question to Vinmec Health System. Best regards.
Master, Doctor Vu Tan Phuc - Gastroenterologist - Department of Medical Examination & Internal Medicine - Vinmec Phu Quoc International General Hospital.