Cyanotic Heart Disease

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 09 May 2022

Cyanotic heart problem describes a group of many different heart problems that are present at birth. Cyanosis describes a blue shade of the skin and mucous membrane layers. Normally, blood returns from the body and moves through the heart and lungs. Blood that is low in oxygen returns from the body to the right side of the heart; The right side of the heart then pumps the blood to the lungs, where it grabs more oxygen and ends up being red. The oxygen-rich blood returns from the lungs to the left side of the heart. The blood that is drained to the body is lower in oxygen; Less oxygen provided to the body can make the skin appearance blue; Some of these heart defects include the heart valves. These issues force blue blood to combine with red blood through abnormal heart channels. Heart valves are found in between the heart and the large blood vessels that bring blood to and from the heart. Tricuspid shutoff might be incapable or absent to open large enough. Pulmonary shutoff might be absent or not able to open wide sufficient; Aortic shutoff is not able to open wide sufficient. When the child is active, it may occur while the child is relaxing or only. Some children have breathing troubles. Anxiety; Breathing too promptly; Sudden increase in bluish shade to the skin; Infants might burn out or sweat while feeding and might not gain as much weight as they should. Passing out and upper body pain might occur.

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