Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Know About Heart Problems In Children




About one in every 100 children has a heart diseases. Heart defects can usually be treated with medicine procedures or surgery. Common symptoms include a blue color occur skin,lips area, shortness of breath problem and difficulty in feeding. However, many children have no symptoms and parents do not even know about heart defects of their children. Most of the tests for heart problems are very simple, quick and are not painful. Many children with heart defects live a normal and full life.

What is Heart defect?

The defect occurred in the wall of Heart (eg: Hole in the heart) or Valve (block) due to these problem heart may not be pump clearly. As a result the body may not get as much oxygen.

Causes of Heart problems

  • Family history of heart defects ( genetics )
  • Illnesses causes damage to the heart
  • Viral infection, this is extremely rare causes

Signs and Symptoms

many children have no symptoms at present and parents do not even know about heart defects of their children
Common symptoms like:

  • Blue color occurs skin,lips
  • Shortness of breath problem
  • Difficulty in feeding
These symptoms causes to reduced oxygen supply to the body

Testing for heart defects

Most of the tests to identifying the heart defects are very simple, quick and are not painful.


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