WHAT IS CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE?
Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart's structure and function that is present at birth. These defects occur while the fetus is developing in the uterus.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Congenital heart disease may be diagnosed before birth, right after birth, during childhood, or not until adulthood. It is possible to have a defect and no symptoms at all. If symptoms are present, they may include:
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FACED IN ITS TREATMENT?
WHAT IS ITS INCIDENCE IN INDIA?
With a believed incidence rate of 8/1000 live births, nearly 180,000 children are born with congenital heart disease each year in India. Of these, nearly 60000 to 90000 suffer from critical congenital heart disease, in need of early intervention.
WHY IS IT CAUSED?
In the majority of people, the cause of congenital heart disease is unknown. However, there are some factors that are associated with an increased chance of having congenital heart disease. These risk factors include:
HOW IS CHD TREATED?
The treatment of your child receives depends on the type and severity of his or her heart defect. Other factors include your child's age, size, and general health. The main procedures are-
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR?
Seek emergency medical care if the child/individual has these heart disease symptoms:
HCRA does! The treatment cost ranges from Rs 55,000 to 2,50,000/- depending on the medical situation. The HCRA team endeavours to support the treatment by way of arranging and seeking support from sponsors
NOTE-Information presented here is general and compiled from various sources online. It must not be mistaken for medical advice. Please consult a doctor for details.