DEVICE CLOSURE OF VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT (VSD) A 14 years old boy presented with complaints of palpitation, shortness of breath and exercise intolerance. On auscultation, the patient had a pansystolic murmur. Echocardiography showed the presence of 8mm muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD). The patient was initially advised for surgery, however, on evaluation it was found […]

Fetal echocardiography

Congenital anomalies are the leading cause of infant death and congenital heart diseases accounts for 30 to 50 percent of these deaths. As the major cause of the largest single category of mortality, the identification and management of fetal cardiac abnormalities is of paramount importance. Population screening studies have shown that congenital heart disease occurs […]

A Hole In The Heart

Hole in the heart – Common cardiac problems in children Many a times parenrs are told that the kid has a hole in the heart. What does a hole in the heart mean? Parents have many doubts and apprehensions about what actually that hole in the heart mean. Sometimes this term is used as a […]

Heart Problems In Children

 Heart problems in children are more varied and complex than in adults as they suffer from a group of diseases called congenital heart diseases (Cardiac defects present since birth) as well as from many diseases seen in adults. Children with congenital heart disease pose a significant health problem. The severity of congenital heart disease range […]

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