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Cyanotic Heart Disease

Cyanotic Heart Disease

Cyanotic Heart Disease is heart condition which present from birth. It causes low levels of oxygen in the blood. A bluish tint to the skin called cyanosis is a common symptom of this disease. Some defects of this heart disease can cause heart valve issues which prevent the flaps from letting the blood flow in the right direction. It can also cause an interruption in the aorta- the largest artery in the body and abnormalities in large blood vessels. Some cases can have a defect but no cyanosis. Imagings tests such as chest x-rays and echocardiograms are used to confirm the presence of defects. Medications can help in relieving the symptoms of cyanosis. In most cases, surgery needs to be performed to correct the disease causing defects.




Opinion based on American heart association guidelines


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