deaths associated with congenital heart defects
in Pakistan have been
KARACHI -- Since the turn of the millennium, child deaths associated with congenital heart defects
in Pakistan have been declining thanks to improve public health and poverty reduction efforts.
After excluding women who had diabetes before pregnancy or who developed it during pregnancy, the results showed that the risk of giving birth to a child with a congenital heart defect
was elevated by 8 percent for every increase of 10 milligrams per deciliter in blood glucose levels in the early stages of pregnancy.
Conclusion: The measurement of pre-and post-ductal oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry was an effective screening tool for the detection of critical congenital heart defects
Although few hospital based studies have been conducted at the regional level to show the prevalence of CHD, unfortunately data of the incidence or prevalence at national level that can show the burden of congenital heart defect
in our country, is not available.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC), congenital heart defects
are the most common birth defects.
CDC's congenital heart defects
website has additional information regarding congenital heart defects
But there are now more than 20 years of data that point toward a larger role for folic acid in preventing common, and in some cases devastating, congenital heart defects
RARE SURGERY: Mohammed Shareef, with his week-old daughter who was operated on for a congenital heart defect
in a rare kind of heart surgery in Makkah.
Gracia Lorraine Hunt was born on August 2, 2012 with a severe Congenital Heart Defect
called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
Children born with a congenital heart defect
(CHD) should receive early evaluation, prompt treatment and ongoing follow-up for related developmental disorders that affect brain function, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in Circulation on August 28, 2012.
Twelve babies tested positive for a congenital heart defect
, reported Dr.
In the Philippines, 20,000 children will be born every year (or 1,600 every month or 55 a day) with a congenital heart defect
," Del Rosario said.
Ruby Sanger had a heart transplant at the Freeman when she was just five months old after being born with a congenital heart defect
where the organ did not form correctly.
Women with both risk factors were more than twice as likely to give birth to a baby with a congenital heart defect
as those with just one.