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Heart diseases are evident in the womb

Updated: Jun 2, 2022

With the developments in medicine, heart diseases are detected in the womb.

Recently, there is an impression that the incidence of heart disease in newborn babies has increased.

In fact, the incidence rate of the disease has not changed statistically, in line with the developments in medicine, early diagnosis of the disease is possible even in the womb, and in this case, it seems as if the rates are increasing. With the developments in medicine, heart disease can now be detected even in the womb, and the public is more aware of the disease. According to statistics, there are 5-8 percent of live births in the world with conjunctal heart disease, and this figure is between 3 and 5 percent in stillbirths.

A hole in the heart of babies who do not bruise is one of the most common diseases. Environmental and genetic factors play an important role in the development of the disease. Alcohol and drug use during pregnancy and advanced age pregnancy also have an important role in the disease.

Check-ups are important during pregnancy

Sometimes the baby can look like a normal baby even if he has a serious heart disease. However, when cardiac ultrasound (ECHO) is performed and the heart structure is examined, sometimes a major pathological problem can be encountered. Since the baby seems to be healthy, families may have difficulty in understanding or accepting this situation.

Early diagnosis

A wide variety of diseases can occur in newborn babies. For this reason, it is of great importance to evaluate the baby while it is still in the mother's womb. Today, with various examinations and imaging methods, the baby is 18-24. The diagnosis can be made while in the womb.

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We can intervene in diseases such as developing one side of the heart but not developing the other, diseases with increased lung and blood flow, cyanotic diseases with decreased pulmonary blood flow, stenosis in the artery coming out of the heart, heart valve diseases and non-closure of the vessels that should be closed in the womb. Cardiac angiography can be performed even when the baby is only 1 day old, and we can plan the surgery by performing all the necessary interventions.

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