Coronary heart disease
Asymptomatic at birth
Associated with immunodeficiency
Easily detected on routine neonatal examination
Cyanotic or acyanotic
Seen more commonly in low birth weight babies
Inborn error of metabolism
Severe respiratory distress
Left axis deviation
Right axis deviation
Intubation and ventilation
Correction of hypoglycemia
Intravenous fluid bolus
Saturations should be checked.
An ECG should be checked.
Trained nurses/midwives are as good as doctors at assessing.
A sternal or subxiphoid heave should be looked for
Parents should be warned that symptoms of heart disease may present before the 6 weeks follow up.
Is so called because there are 4 diagnostic features
May have pulmonary atresia
Shows overriding of the aorta
Features first described by Étienne-Louis Fallot in 1888
Is characterized by spells
Can be a cause of heart failure but may also be life-saving
Causes a left-to-right shunt
Is associated with intraventricular hemorrhage, pulmonary hemorrhage, and necrotizing enterocolitis
Is normal on day 14 of life
In preterms is due to lack of endothelial cushions, hypoxia and high pulmonary resistance
May show pulmonary oedema in congenital heart disease
Always shows an enlarged heart in heart failure
May show a characteristic heart shadow in transposition of the great arteries called "egg on a string."
May show a characteristic heart shadow in Tetralogy called "moon in june."
May show pulmonary oligaemia in congenital heart disease
The Blalock - Taussig shunt is a procedure performed to alleviate poor pulmonary blood flow.
Taussig was a woman
Taussig was a deaf cardiologist
Taussig was dyslexic
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