CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS

Congenital heart disease, or a congenital heart defect, is a heart abnormality present at birth. The problem can affect the heart walls, the heart valves, and the blood vessels. There are numerous types of congenital heart defects. They can range from simple conditions that don’t cause symptoms to complex problems that cause severe, life-threatening symptoms. Many doctors classify congenital heart disease as either cyanotic congenital heart disease or acyanotic congenital heart disease. In both types, the heart isn’t pumping blood as efficiently as it should. The main difference is that cyanotic congenital heart disease causes low levels of oxygen in the blood, and acyanotic congenital heart disease doesn’t.

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) - Diagnosis & Treatments

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Some CHDs may be diagnosed during pregnancy using a special type of ultrasound called a fetal echocardiogram, which creates ultrasound pictures of the heart of the developing baby. However, some CHDs are not detected until after birth or later in life, during childhood or adulthood. If a healthcare provider suspects a CHD may be present, the baby can get several tests (such as an echocardiogram) to confirm the diagnosis.


Treatment for CHDs depends on the type and severity of the defect present. Some affected infants and children might need one or more surgeries to repair the heart or blood vessels. Some can be treated without surgery using a procedure called cardiac catheterization. A long tube, called a catheter, is threaded through the blood vessels into the heart, where a doctor can take measurements and pictures, do tests, or repair the problem.



Benefits of treatment of Congenital heart defects (CHDs) from us:

  • We have advanced technology-based equipment to detect CHDs.
  • Treatments are done only by an experienced team of doctors.
  • We always use the best precautions before and after treatment.
  • We always care for you till the complete treatment.
  • Our medical staff always keeps eye on the patients' health.


How Are Congenital Heart Defects Treated?

  • Although many children who have congenital heart defects don't need treatment, some do.
  • Doctors repair congenital heart defects with catheter procedures or surgery.
  • The treatment your child receives depends on the type and severity of his or her heart defect.
  • Other factors include your child's age, size, and general health.
  • Some children who have complex congenital heart defects may need several catheter or surgical procedures over a period of years, or they may need to take medicines for years.

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