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04 Jul 2005

Child with a Congenital Heart disorder at birth
My daughter was born with a congenital heart defect - whereby the bottom left chamber is sealed off, and the PDA was open, and there was very little partition between the top left chamber and the right top chamber, as a result of which oxygenated blood was mixing up with de-oxygenated blood, and there was too much pressure from blood going back to the lungs via the palmonary artery. The doctors had to close the PDA, and then constrict the blood pressure to the lungs by putting a band on the palmonary artery. The op was done after 2 weeks of birth. Baby is doing fine but could not be vaccinated at 6 weeks coz she is still weak. I need help with understanding what would have caused this defect, is this a condition that could be solved permanently, and will my child have a normal life, play and run around like all other kids? My child is now 6 weeks old and weighs 3.4kg. Her birth weight was 2.86kg, and she went int hospital at 3.2kg and came out at 2.6kg some 2 and 1/2 weeks ago. There is pending operations as she grows, and could you pse explain what will possibly be done to correct this condition.
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Garf, did your doctor give the disorder a name? If you can let me know what the name is it will help me answer your questions. Let me know as a new question and we’ll take it from there. Good luck.
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