MBBS MD DNB CARDIOLOGY
Experience: 12 years
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Yes, Medicover Hospital offers a range of congenital heart diseases. It is often a complex condition that requires in-depth understanding to treat the patient. At times multiple surgeries can be required. So the rule of thumb is no matter what, if any symptoms are related to the heart, visit a heart specialist.
Studies have shown that less than 1 per cent of babies worldwide with all different social and economic backgrounds suffer from a congenital heart condition. Most of them are due to the genetic code, but studies have failed to identify the specific genes responsible so far. However, technological advancement can help detect congenital conditions or heart abnormalities in fetuses.
Yes, the heart specialists at Medicover Hospital, Kakinada, can identify the seriousness of congenital heart disease. A critical congenital heart disease, also known as Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), requires the patient to undergo surgery within the first year of their birth and other treatments.
Studies are still on to understand what causes congenital heart disease. Therefore, it is difficult for any heart specialist to state what causes it. Still, research has shown that during the pregnancy’s first six weeks, something can affect heart development, resulting in congenital heart disease.
The most common congenital heart diseases are:
Atrial septal defects
Single Ventricle defects
Tetralogy of fallout
Ventricular septal defects
Several symptoms are particular to babies and children with congenital heart disease. Some of them are:
A tinge of blue on the lips or skin
Extreme fatigue and tiredness
Swelling around the eyes, or/and swelling of tummy and legs
When the baby feeds, there is rapid breathing and tiredness