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Forum Name: Heart Failure

Question: Congestive heart failure in newborn

 concerneddad - Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:27 pm

Can congestive heart failure and hydrops be caused from fetal alcohol syndrome due to the mother drinking while she was pregnant. noone will give me an answer.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:53 pm

User avatar Dear George,

To my knowledge, alcohol does not cause hydrops, but it can cause heart failure in utero and congenital heart defects as well.

Please, visit this website if you have not done so already.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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