Handling Of Heart Leak In Infants Aged 7 Months Without Surgery?

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my child from the age of 2 months sick with a dry cough for one month because of a regular cough, then I checked with the midwife he said lung infection with an abnormal heartbeat, just estimated he said the heart was leaking Initially did not believe, when I checked again k specialist doctor the child said the same as well it seems there is a heart leak, see the diagnosis of VSD I tried to check at the hospital that was too big so I was told to drop out at the same time as the EG / echo turned out to be correct doc. ? Ask for his help, thank you 😇

1 Answer:

Hello Ani,

Thank you for the question.

Ventricular Septal Defect or VSD is a congenital heart defect where there is a gap or hole that connects the two lower chambers of the heart or what is called a ventricle. This condition is characterized by symptoms of difficulty breathing, breathing often fast, often affected by inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract (one of which is a long cough), and bluish in the lips or nails. This is caused by a process that occurs since the fetus is still in the womb, which is also influenced by genetic factors. The doctor will usually diagnose this disease by exploring the history of complaints, conducting physical examinations, and supporting examinations such as echocardiography.

VSD is treated depending on the symptoms experienced by the child and the size of the hole in the heart / ventricular space. The doctor can monitor the child's condition periodically to see the development of the ventricular hole to see if the hole shrinks and closes on its own, because in most cases of VSD, the hole closes with itself at the age of the child entering school. However, if the ventricular opening is large, causes many symptoms, and causes an enlarged heart and disrupts the function of the heart valves, the doctor will recommend surgery. Therefore, you should discuss it with your child's specialist doctor and do not forget to continue to periodically control to monitor the development of holes in the ventricles.

In addition, the thing that you need to pay attention to is to increase nutrition intake in children, because children who have medical conditions like this can experience difficulties in growth and development, such as by giving enough extra milk and high-calorie formula milk together with additional calories in MPASI this 7 month old child.

Hopefully this information can help.

Regards.

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