Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Newborn Screening For Congenital Heart Disease

Heart disease is a common problem in children, one in 100 kids born with heart disease or (heart defect). The screening can help to detect the heart disease, the most common birth defect in newborns. Survival of newborn with Child heart diseases depends on how to severe the defect and when it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. 
Delhi Child Heart Centre
About 97% of babies they are born with a non-critical congenital heart defect are expected to survive to 1 year of age. About 95% of babies born with a non-critical congenital heart defect are expected to survive to 18 years of age. 
About 75% of babies born with a critical congenital heart defect are expected to survive to 1 year of age. About 69% of babies born with critical congenital heart defect are expected to survive to 18 years of age.  

Survival and medical care for babies with critical congenital heart defect are improving. In 1950, about 20% of infants with critical congenital heart defect survived. The year of 2015, about 90% of infants with critical congenital heart defect survived. 
People with congenital heart defect face a  long-lasting risk of health problems. such as issues with  

  • Heart failure 
  • Growth and eating 
  • Developmental delays 
  • Heart rhythm problems 
  • Difficulty with exercise 
  • Sudden cardiac arrest or stroke 

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Monday, 30 November 2015

Fetal – Echocardiogram

Among 100 children,1 child must be having a defective heart which is the most abnormal state of a child born with heart defect. Fetal Echocardiogram test help to view the unborn child’s heart which is similar to ultrasound. This test is done when the baby is in womb and the test is done usually the second trimester (18-24 weeks) of pregnancy. The procedure is similar to that of a ultrasound.

The computer receives and clear picture of baby’s heart when the person performing the test places and clear, water based gel on stomach and moves a hand held probe over the area. This probes sends out sound waves which bounces off the baby’s heart and creates a picture.This test gives more clear image of the baby’s heart than an ultrasound result. It gives a complete picture to the doctor showing the heart rhythm, blood flow through the heart and the structure.
child heart health test

Fetal – Echocardiogram tests help to identify the congenital heart diseases, before the birth of a baby.To get more suggestion from our pediatrician. Visit : www.childhearttreatment.com/ask-me/
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Delhi Child Heart Centre
Vikas Kohli MD FAAP FACC
Fetal, Neonatal, Pediatric Cardiologist
Director, Delhi Child Heart Center
130, Uday Park, New Delhi
Appointments: 011-26960091 (9 am to 6 pm)
Direct: 9958728855

Email Sect: pedsheart@gmail.com 

Friday, 9 October 2015

Risk Factors Of Heart Diseases

Risk factor of heart diseases
Recent advanced medicine ensures that children born with a heart defect live healthy and normal lives. Congenital heart disease is a common type of birth defect, that will affect the normal working of heart functions. The exact causes which lead to congenital heart disease are currently not known. 
Some known risk factors are shown below
  • Down’s syndrome : It is  a type of genetic disorder that will affect the normal physical development of a baby.
  • During the pregnancy stage the mother having certain infections such as rubella
  • Mother having Type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes
Delhi Child Heart Centre

Classification of heart disease
Generally two main types of heart diseases
  • One is the baby turn blue
  • The other ones in which the baby does not turn blue
Blue Baby
During this conditions the baby required surgical treatments or non surgical treatments like balloon angioplasty or device closure.    
Hole in the Heart
Most common defect in the heart is "Hole In The Heart", ventricular or atrial defect.  As a result inadequate circulation of oxygenated blood  (a cause of blue baby syndrome).  It is an abnormalities in the heart  
Early diagnosis of heart problems in children
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Delhi Child Heart Centre
Contact Us 
Vikas Kohli MD FAAP FACC

Fetal, Neonatal, Pediatric Cardiologist
Director, Delhi Child Heart Center
130, Uday Park, New Delhi
Appointments: 011-26960091 (9 am to 6 pm)
Direct: 9958728855
Email Sect: pedsheart@gmail.com 

Dr. Vikas Kohli Pediatric Cardiologist Delhi child heart centre

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Atrial Septum defect (ASD)

Atrial Septum defect is a type of congenital heart disease in pregnancy (common type of birth defect in pregnancy). Atrial Septum is a wall in the heart which separates the right and left atria. Normally Atrial Septum defect is “hole in the atrial septum” in the newborn baby. Only surgical treatment can cure these problems completely.
  • fatigue and shortness of breath
  • weight loss
How To Diagnosis The Heart Problem
Echocardiography diagnosis methods are helped to identified the heart problem in newborn baby

  • Secundum
Failure in atrial septal is the main cause of Secundum atrial septal defect, as a result incomplete development of heart or a hole between the chambers of heart. Only surgical procedure can solve these problems.
  • Primum
Valve problems are the main cause of Primum atrial septal defects, called cleft mitral valve.
  • Sinus venosus.
Defect between the junction of the superior vena cava and the right atrium. This is mainly associated with abnormal drainage of the pulmonary veins.

To know more about heart problems in children visit our website  www.childhearttreatment.com/common-conditions

Friday, 31 July 2015

Heart problem In Children

Congenital heart defect, The majority of children born today with heart diseases, a proper treatment can be able to lead a normal or near-normal life for these children. Here we are trying to share some knowledge about congenital heart defect. There is certain factor people should aware or they have to understand certain heart problems in children and how to avoid these heart problems by the birth of a child.

What Is Congenital Heart Defect?

Congenital heart defect, it is a category of heart diseases, having abnormality in the structure of cardiovascular that occur before birth of a child. In primary way congenital heart defect has no symptoms and affected approximately one in hundred children.

Causes Of Congenital Heart Defect

  • Genetic abnormality
  • Medicine, alcohol or drug abuse during pregnancy
  • Viral infection during pregnancy

Common Types Of Congenital Heart Defect

  • Heart valve defect : narrowing the heart valve so that obstructions in the blood flow
  • Defect in the walls of heart : hole in the different chamber of heart, as a result mixing of blood(oxygenated and unoxygenated) between the two chamber of heart
  • Heart muscle problems that lead to heart failure
             Have You Any Query Related To Congenital Heart Defect, Feel Free To Ask Our Doctor


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Congenital Heart Disease In Pregnancy And The Role Of Fetal Echo

Congenital heart defect is the most common type of birth defect with which a baby has been born. It can affect the septum, heart valves, arteries and veins of the baby in question and affect the blood flow.

The causes for the CHD in baby can include medical conditions in mom such as diabetes, lupus, rubella, being obese and phenylketonuria. It can also be due to the changes in the genes or chromosomes. Fetus with certain genetic and chromosomal conditions such as Down syndrome, turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome and alagille syndrome are also most likely to have CHD. Lifestyle habit such as smoking, drinking and talking certain medications during pregnancy can also causes CHD

Severe CHD can be diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after birth; other can only be detected when the child gets older. During pregnancy a test called fetal echo is done by an experienced specialist to check the baby’s heart. It takes an image of baby in the wom, this test can be done as early as 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy. The test is recommended for the following causes:

Maternal conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Anticonvulsant intake
  • Prev child with CHD
  • Infections : parvovirus, Rubella, Coxsackie
  • Autoimmune disease: Anti Rho/La positive

Fetal conditions
  • Increased Nuchal thickness
  • Abnormal ducts venosus
  • Abnormal fetal cardiac screening
  • Major extracadiac  abnormality
  • Abnormal fetal karyotype
  • Hydrops
  • Fetal dysrthythhmia

Most of the fetal echo results tend to be normal or show a sight detect which can be corrected after the child has been born. This is a huge advantage since it gives time for the you prepare beforehand and consultwith the cardiologist if necessary.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

How To Monitor The Heart Problems ?

Heart problem is a common problem in Children. Parents are not even understand the real symptoms of heart problem.

Heart monitoring identify the changes in
  • Heart rate
  • Pulse
  • Blood pressure
  • Weight
Based on these signs, We can identify the problems before they get too serious.

How Monitor the Heart problem?

Various kinds of heart monitoring tests are used to monitor the heart problem, most of these tests are low cost and painless.

ECG (Electrocardiography)

ECG records the electrical activity of the heart. It will help to identify the cause of chest pain, abnormal heart bests, problem in heart muscle etc.
Echo cardiogram (Type of ultrasound test)

Echo cardiogram a diagnostic test to monitor the heart health. Doctor will check the heart beats, blood flow etc. These test uses the sound wave to create the image of the Heart. These image is more effective than a standard X-ray image.

HolterMonitoring ( ambulatory ECG monitor)

Holter Monitoring is a device used to analyze the heart rhythm and various heart conditions, It is recommend for irregular heart arrhythmias. A wireless holter monitor are more accurate than standard holter monitor. 


The tilt table test (also called a passive head-up tilt test or head upright tilt test) records your blood pressure and heart rate.