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Blue babies: when to intervene.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16077245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cyanotic congenital heart disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates, infants and children. Presently facilities for treatment for most of these cases are available in many centres in India also. The most important factor is awareness, complete correct diagnosis and timely intervention either palliative or corrective. In admixture lesions very early intervention is needed so as to avoid development of pulmonary vascular obstructive disease which develops early in these cases. Some of the patients of reduced pulmonary blood flow may need aggressive intervention in neonatal period. The patient of tetralogy of Fallot should have surgical correction before their first birthday. Due to great variation in the anatomical substrate and natural history each case needs complete meticulous evaluation. Later a plan of management keeping in view the natural history of the uncorrected lesion should be made.
Authors:
Savitri Shrivastava
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-03     Completed Date:  2006-06-13     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  599-602     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi, India. savitri_sh@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Cyanosis / etiology*,  therapy
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Humans
Infant, Newborn

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