"Congenital heart defect" is another way of saying that the heart had a problem in its structure when baby is born. It may have a small hole in your heart or something more severe. Although these can be very serious conditions, many can be treated with surgery.
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. The defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart, and the arteries and veins near the heart. They can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can slow down, go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place, or be blocked completely.
Dr. Dhairyasheel Kanase (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon in Pune) has the expertise in treating various Congenital heart defects.He has more than 10 years of Surgical Experience and is associated with all major hospitals in Pune like K.E.M. Hospital, Poona Hospital and Research centre, N. M. Wadia Hospital of Cardiology, Ruby Hall Clinic, Jehangir Hospital and Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.
A physical exam and special heart tests to diagnose congenital heart defects in newborns. Most of the severe defects are often found during pregnancy or soon after birth. Signs and symptoms of severe defects in newborns include
Most congenital heart problems are structural issues such as holes and leaky valves. For instance: