Risk Factors For Tricuspid Atresia
– What are the risk factors for this condition?
– What you should know about tricuspid atresia.
The overview of tricuspid atresia has been treated in an earlier article so as to enhance the proper understanding of the condition.
Simply, tricuspid atresia is a condition that affects newborns, it is a congenital heart defect. it is when a baby is born without the tricuspid valve.
It is the tricuspid valve that helps to manage the flow of blood from the lung to other parts. This valve also prevents the backflow of blood.
When babies are born without the tricuspid valve, the result is a congenital heart defect which is tricuspid atresia. The exact cause of this condition is not known.
However, there are several factors that are likely to increase the risk of a baby being born without the tricuspid valve. Such factors include;
1. Genetic or chromosomal abnormalities, including Down syndrome, can cause this condition.
2. Family history is also a risk factor because it is hereditary. When someone in the family has it, it can affect the child.
3. The consumption of alcohol and smoking during pregnancy are also risk factors.
4. A parent who has a congenital heart defect.
5. If the mother has an autoimmune disorder, this condition can also occur.
6. Another risk factor is when the mother has rubella ( German measles) and it can also be some other illnesses.
7. Also, if the mother has a bipolar disorder, and she uses bipolar disorder medication during pregnancy, it might affect the child and lead to this condition.
During pregnancy and even before pregnancy, it is important that the mother is healthy. If there are some health conditions that need treatment, the mother should take care of it before becoming pregnant.
The health condition of the mother goes a long way in determining the health of the child as well.
Parents should try as much as possible to avoid habits and treat health conditions that can expose their unborn children to this heart defect.