Handling Of Atrial Septal Defect In Children?
Hello,. Want to ask ? My newborn son has detected a heart defect. After the examination was carried out by the children’s heart specialist dr. My child has a congestion disorder, such as the doctor’s terms NLP + PDA BESAR, MEDIUM ASD SKUNDUM, LIGHT TR + INFECTION. I want to ask the term above, what is the category of fatal heart defects? Thanks . Waiting for the explanation.
Hello, thank you for the question
I will try to explain one by one the abnormalities that you mentioned above
1. Great PDA
PDA stands for Patent Ductus Arteriosus, which is a gap between the blood vessels of the lung and the aorta. Normally, new babies will close spontaneously, but this does not happen in people with PDA. In the case of large PDAs, it requires action, among others, by administering drugs, inserting a plug through a catheter, and surgery.
ASD stands for Atrial Septal Defect or disorders of the heart atrium valves. In cecundum defects less than 3 mm in size detected less than 3 months of age, closure of the defect can occur spontaneously until the child is 1.5 years old, then the possibility of the defect closing spontaneously becomes smaller as the child grows older.
TR stands for Tricuspid Regurgitation or there is back flow or leakage of blood from the right ventricle to the right atrium due to a malfunctioning valve.
The heart defects mentioned above require special handling from a cardiac subspecialist pediatrician to determine the most severe conditions of action, which of the above abnormalities need immediate action. This condition can be fatal to the baby if action is not taken immediately, so do not delay to have your baby checked again.
That's all, hope it can help you