What Does 'A Hole In The Heart' Really Mean?

Last updated 24 Jan 2017 . 2 min read

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Babies born prematurely, experiencing shortness of breath are often diagnosed with what is called in layman’s language as “Hole in the Heart”

Hole in the heart however is one of many pediatric congenital heart defects such as PDA, TOF, ASD, VSD,Fontan and Truncus Arteriosus amongst others.

Some of these conditions may be minor and self correcting however a majority of babies, depending upon size of the defect and severity of symptoms will require corrective surgery.

Although many children with simple heart defects survive into adulthood, congenital heart defectsremain a leading cause of childhood deaths or death amongst babies.
Those surviving with slightly complex heart problems will often have developmental delays, delayed learning and limited capacity for physical exercise
To know more on congenital heart defects and get a second medical opinion,



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This blog was originally published on ihealthkonnect


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