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hi,
have you heard of a defect in a child’s heart during the development stage inside the mother’s womb, which is called “congenital heart diseases” (chd).

   
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marriage between
blood relations where family members have heart disease is also one of the crucial factor that causes ‘chd’ in an infant.
   
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chd is a
monster that creates heart defect or leaves the heart structure incomplete in an infant during the development stage inside the mother’s womb.

   
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“murmurs”
abnormal sound is heard from the chest is heard with stethoscope (instrument used by the doctor). this is due to “congenital heart disease”.
   
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chd occur in
infant most often when the mother catches infections like rubella (viral infection in respiratory tract) in first three months of pregnancy.
   
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chd cause a
reduction in blood oxygen, resulting in organs, cells and tissues that are deprived of oxygen and skin turning bluish. such babies are called “blue-baby”.
   
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due to addiction
of alcohol, cigarette or taking medicines for epilepsy, diabetes, thyroid disorders during pregnancy an infant may risk congenital heart diseases.

   
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chd can be
treated at any stage after child’s birth by a pediatric cardiologist, after treatment a child can be completely cured and can lead a healthy life.
       
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about
8-9/1000 live born babies suffer from this disease and india is also becoming a hotbed for acquired heart disease in infants and young people.
   
             

   
a child requires a check-up, if:
  • frequent cough, cold and pneumonia occurs
  • poor weight gain compared to peers
  • bluish discolouration of lips and nails
  • fast breathing or difficulty in breathing with flaring of nose,
    chest retractions
  • difficulty in feeding: unable to feed at a single attempt
    (suck-rest-suck cycle)
  • delay in movement such as sitting, standing and walking
  • excessive sweating and gets tired easily
  • gets fever frequently with join pain and swelling
  • red eyes (kawasaki disease)
  • unexplained unconsciousness, chest pain and palpitations
if 'yes' to any of the above, consult your trusted
"pediatric cardiologist" immediately.
   
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