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Interventional Pediatric Cardiac Treatment

CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IN PREGNANCY
AND THE ROLE OF FETAL ECHO

Congenital Heart Defect is the most common type of birth defect with which a baby has been born. It can effect the septum, heart valves, arteries and veins of the baby in question and affect the blood flow. The causes for the CHD in baby can include medical conditions in mom such as diabetes, lupus, rubella, being obese and phenylketonuria. It can also be due to the changes in the genes or

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chromosomes. Fetus with certain genetic and chromosomal conditions such as down syndrome, turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome and alagille syndrome are also most likely to have CHD. Lifestyle habits such as smoking , drinking and taking certain medications during pregnancy can also cause CHD.


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Diagnosis


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Severe CHD can be diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after birth. Others can only be detected when the child gets older. be detected when the child gets older. During pregnancy a test called fetal echo is done by an experienced specialist to check the baby's heart. It takes an image of the baby in the womb. This test can be done as early as 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy. The test is recommended for the following cases:

Maternal Conditions:

Fetal Conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Anticonvulsant intake
  • Prev child with CHD
  • Infections:
    Parvovirus, Rubella, Coxsackie
  • AutoImmune Disease:
    Anti Rho/La positive
  • Increased Nuchal thickness
  • Abnormal ductus venosus
  • Abnormal fetal cardiac screening
  • Major extracardiac abnormality
  • Abnormal Fetal karyotype
  • Hydrops
  • Fetal dysrthythhmia

Most of the fetal echo results tend to be normal or show a slight detect which can be corrected after the child has been born.This is a huge advantage since it gives time for the you prepare beforehand and consult with the cardiologist if necessary. To Know more log on to childhearttreatment.com

About Dr Vikas Kohli

 
Dr. Vikas Kohli Child heart Specialist

Dr Vikas Kohli is a well renowned Paediatric Cardiologist who has a great deal of experience in diagnosing with the help of fetal echo. he has diagnosed more than a 100 heart abnormalities and conducted interventional procedures to correct them. In addition to that he offers training to those doctors who are willing to learn the fetal echo process and procedures.

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