Can A Heart Leak In A Baby Slow Its Growth And Development?

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Hello .. I want to ask my child is now 9 months old. My child has a heart disease leak in the womb. And only found out at the age of 2 months. My question is whether a leaky heart can close by itself? And does the heart leak have an impact on my child’s growth and development ?. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Nenden.


Newborns can develop congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease (CHD) consists of various types, and the exact cause is not known with certainty. What type of congenital heart disease does your child have?


In the case of certain types of PJB, and if the leak size is small then it might still be able to close by itself. In the type of congenital heart disease such as PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) may still be treated with certain drugs to help close the ductus.


In general, congenital heart disease can cause children to be attacked by diseases, especially respiratory diseases, and can also cause developmental disorders. In addition, if congenital heart disease is left (especially large) then over time can cause children to experience pulmonary hypertension.


Therefore, it is recommended that you regularly check your child with a cardiologist, so the doctor can check on your child's condition periodically, and the doctor can give or decide the right therapy for your child.


The following article you can read about congenital heart disease


may be useful. thank you

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