Congenital Heart Defects (Congenital Heart Diseases): Tests
are problems with the heart‘s structure that are present at birth.
Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects (Congenital Heart Diseases)
Severe generally are diagnosed during or soon after birth. Less severe defects often aren’t diagnosed until children are older.
Minor defects often have no signs or symptoms. Doctors may diagnose them based on results from a physical exam and tests done for another reason.
Pediatric are doctors who specialize in the care of babies and children who have problems. surgeons are specialists who repair heart defects using surgery.
During a physical exam, the doctor will:Listen to your child’s and with a Look for signs of a defect, such as cyanosis (a bluish tint to the , , or fingernails), shortness of breath, rapid breathing, delayed growth, or signs of
Echocardiography (echo) is a painless test that uses sound waves to…