22 Oct 2019, Delhi - The fate of babies born with congenital heart disease (CHD) has dramatically changed in the last 4–5 decades, tetralogy of fallot is a rare birth defect affecting one in 3,500 births however the understanding of this condition is a far from perfect. Tetralogy of fallot is an abnormality of the heart that predominantly influences the right side of the heart and results in inadequate blood flow to the lungs for oxygenation. It causes oxygen-poor blood and oxygen-rich blood to mix together, with both being pumped out of the heart and into the blood vessels. As a result, blood leaving the heart has less oxygen than is wanted by the organs and tissues of the body, inflicting a condition known as hypoxemia. Ongoing and long period loss of oxygen reasons cyanosis, a condition marked by a bluish color of the skin, lips, and membranes inside the nose and mouth that is why this also called blue baby syndrome.
According to Dr. K S Iyer Chief Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon Fortis Hospital Delhi, “It can be frightening to learn that your child has Tetralogy of Fallot. Surgery is the best treatment option known for Tetralogy of Fallot. Surgical alternatives include intracardiac repair or a temporary procedure that uses a shunt. However, most babies and older kids have intracardiac restore. In a few cases your child can also need medication to maintain the hole between two large blood vessels within the heart open. This will assist to maintain blood vessel from the heart to the lungs before intracardiac restore. The goals of the operation are to shut the ventricular septal defect with a patch, and extend the right ventricular outflow tract to relieve the obstruction. Surgical repair of tetralogy of fallot (TOF) in childhood is associated with usually good outcomes, and nearly all kids can be expected to live until adulthood.”
It’s the tiniest hearts that need the most help from the start. Dr. Krishna Iyer is one of most experienced pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons in India, recognized for his clinical expertise and involvement with cardiac care for kids in India and other developing countries. Dr. Iyer has operated on more than 14,000 children with congenital heart illnesses from all parts of India and international patients from over 15 countries. He has executed the first a success rapid two stage arterial switch and double-switch operation in India. In case your child has been diagnosed with tetralogy of fallot, top paediatric cardiac surgeon in India is there to ease your issues, answer your questions, and deliver your child the best possible chance for a healthy future.
For detailed information, do get in touch with him at : www.indiacardiacsurgerysite.com/best-paediatric-cardiothoracic-surgery-by-dr-k-s-iyer-india.html.
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