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An_248496 posted:
My fiance was born with congenital heart disease. Wasn't supposed to make past 2 days old. He had three open heart surgeries as an infant/toddler and was on several medications. Is it possible that he is unable to have kids because of this? He seems to think he is infertile/sterile.
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"He seems to think he is infertile/sterile."

Why is that?

Because he thinks congenital heart disease/defects can do that? Perhaps a cause and effect from the medications? Other?

General info

Infertility in men - Causes

http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/how_does_male_reproductive_system_work_000067_2.htm


Best of luck to your fianc? and you down the road of life.

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clay_from_nj responded:
How about a first-hand witness?

I was born with an ASD (atrial-septal defect, or "hole in the heart") and it was repaired in open heart surgery when I was 10. Now, at 46, I just had my bicuspid aortic valve replaced with a nifty mechanical model.

I am the father of two children.

He could be sterile, but not because of heart disease. Those functions are over a foot away from each other.
 
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
In general, I would be surprised if congenital heart disease corrected with surgery would be associated with infertility. Fortunately, this is something that can be checked pretty easily with his doctor.


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