Handling For An 8 Month Old Fetus With A Heart Condition?
I want to ask … I am 31 weeks pregnant and my fetus has AVSD … I guess what can I do?
Hello Rismaya, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Previously I was sorry about what you experienced. AVSD / atrioventricular septal defect is a congenital heart defect, where there are abnormalities in the right and left heart valves and dividing walls. This condition can be categorized into severe abnormalities in children.
This disorder can be detected during pregnancy or when a new baby is born. Complaints that can appear in your baby at birth later are respiratory distress, blueness in the baby, very weak pulse, no crying, etc.
There are two types of AVSD, complete and partial AVSD. Complaints will be the same, but the difference is from a defect in the heart itself. In complete AVSD there is a very large gap in the middle of the heart block. Whereas in partial AVSD the gap is smaller.
Handling for both usually requires operative action, which aims to close the gap. There is no better choice than that. Right now what you can do is:
Pray. Prepare yourself and your family mentally remember the disorder is quite heavy. Follow the advice of the doctor who treats you directly. That's all the answers I can give, hopefully useful.
Thank you :)