Document Detail

Blue babies: when to intervene.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16077245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Savitri Shrivastava
Related Documents :
741285 - Prostaglandin e1 in infants with pulmonary atresia.
23750505 - Infant language development is related to the acquisition of walking.
11383705 - Neonatal-perinatal risk factors for the development of persistent pulmonary hypertensio...
17584005 - Going to high altitude with a newborn infant.
6886915 - Effect of milk feeding on intestinal bilirubin absorption in the rat.
8201485 - Low-dose indomethacin therapy and extension of intraventricular hemorrhage: a multicent...
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    
Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi, India.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Cyanosis / etiology*,  therapy
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Infant, Newborn

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Congenital heart disease in India: a status report.
Next Document:  Fetal echocardiography: where are we?