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Watch out for congenital heart disease in children!

Specialist in Pediatric Cardiology Prof. Dr. Ayhan Çevik gave statements on the symptoms of congenital heart diseases in children.


“Childhood heart disease is a life-threatening disease that can lead to the loss of vital functions and the loss of the patient at any age. In this group of diseases, we call respiratory distress, difficulty in breathing, bruising, enlargement of the heart, decrease in blood pressure blood pressure and increased heart rate.There are symptoms.In some of the congenital heart diseases that occur during the neonatal period, if the correct diagnosis and treatment is not applied after birth, it may lead to loss of function of different organs or loss of life. “In later periods of age, depending on the type and severity of the disease, growth and development may be delayed, fatigue in activities that require exertion, development of symptoms of respiratory failure, swelling in different parts of the body and extremities, and in the last period, the loss of the patient with advanced heart failure.” he said.

teacher. Dr Ayhan Cevik, “Signs and findings during the neonatal period: the baby’s respiratory rate is higher than normal (rapid breathing), there is intermittent feeding effort, which is characterized by fatigue during sucking or breastfeeding, so there is a desire for nourishment through intermittent rest, there is no weight gain to be gained, and bruising in various parts of the body, especially around the mouth and inside the mouth, can be considered a faintness. used expressions.


“In infants, it is necessary to monitor expected growth-development milestones, i.e. weight and height measurements, with appropriate developmental curves after the neonatal period. In order to assess the ability effort, motor activities i.e. fatigue during and after exercise, rapid breathing, difficulty in breathing and a mouth with lips. Çevik said: “Bruises are observed in the tongue and in the tongue, and in case of frequent infections of the respiratory system, cardiological control is necessary.” “Complaints called decreased performance in exercise and sports activities, fatigue, stunted or absent growth, fainting or fainting, chest pain or tightness during exercise, rapid heartbeat or palpitations are common signs of heart disease in playboys and older kids.” said.

“There may be no signs or symptoms in some childhood heart conditions. Pediatricians may have test findings such as a heart murmur that can only be detected in healthy control children. Congenital heart disease group , who do not show symptoms at the beginning of the period, with the hard work of the body’s supporting mechanisms and the use of body reserves, the diseases can be insidious.” In the latter case, although there is no has no signs of the disease, diseases can be suspected with certain examination results that can be determined by pediatricians “It can be said that the patient’s chances of treatment are reduced,” he said.

Source: Cumhuriyet

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