Presentation Information

Gayatri Jape

Critical Congenital Heart Disease: A Guide to Screening & Management

  • Speaker: Gayatri Jape , MBBS, MD, FRACP, PhD
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) are serious malformations that are an important cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. The clinical presentations of CCHD are shock, cyanosis, or respiratory distress, which may be similar to that of other neonatal conditions.

Failure to diagnose these conditions early on after birth may result in acute cardiovascular collapse and death. Simple screening methods have been found to be efficient in distinguishing newborns with CCHD and other hypoxemic illnesses, which may otherwise be potentially life-threatening. Risk factors, symptoms, screening methodologies and indications, and proper management strategies will be discussed.