Cardiac structural abnormalities that cause the hole in the heart septum or commonly known as leaky heart included in congenital heart disease affects many children. Hope Heart Hospital We note, of the 1,000 births, there are 9 babies who suffer from congenital heart disease (CHD).
The process of formation of the fetal heart occurred in the early days of fertilization (conception), even before the mother realized she was pregnant. Heart formation has been perfect at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.
At the heart of the case leaking, dirty blood circulation circulation of blood flow to the net so that the baby turns blue. If too much blood to circulate dirty clean the blood circulation and enter the vital organs like the brain, there can be shortness of breath, accompanied by convulsions and even death.
There are two types of CHD, CHD is blue (cyanotic) and CHD are not blue (asianotik). PJB easily recognizable blue ends of the nails, lips and tongue blue. PJB is blue while the symptoms are not immediately visible.
“Usually when a new suspected CHD easy to get sick child, not her weight go up and up, hard to drink milk, or simple fatigue,” said dr.Poppy S.Roebiono, Sp.JP (K), pediatric cardiologist from RS.Harapan Jakarta .
Congenital heart defects need to be detected from this. This can be done with a routine examination during normal pregnancy is mainly to know whether the baby’s heartbeat. Parents also need to be suspicious if the child has symptoms such as easily hurt, easily tired and thin body.
Most cases of CHD is to have surgery. But there are also cases of leakage of the heart that can be cured only with drugs.
For surgery, if the fear of doing open-heart surgery (open heart surgery), parents can choose the action catheterization by inserting a catheter through the groin to reach the heart. At the heart of such a tool would put an umbrella to cover the leak.
But according to leaked dr.Poppy not all patients can catheterization heart. “If the leak is somewhat below will be difficult to perform catheterization, the options should remain open surgery,” he said.
- echo ultrasound