A congenital heart defect is scary at first. But don't panic: We at Avi Medical will support you at all times.
Small congenital heart defects, such as a leak between the two atria of the heart, are common and affect up to 35 percent of the population. These conditions, which develop during the embryonic period, are usually asymptomatic and thus do not require treatment. Serious heart defects are rarer - but also require acute therapy. Fortunately, these defects are usually diagnosed directly after birth and immediately corrected surgically or with medication. In the event that a congenital heart defect has remained undiscovered and thus untreated until now: our experienced doctors at Avi Medical will accompany you through the therapy at all our locations.
The clinical picture of congenital heart defects includes a large number of different defects that unborn children develop during pregnancy. Among the most important are:
A congenital heart defect is diagnosed at the moment when it can be proven that a heart abnormality was already present at birth.
The exact mechanism of development of congenital heart defects has not yet been conclusively clarified. However, the possible triggers include:
Small congenital heart defects are usually asymptomatic. Symptoms of severe heart defects, on the other hand, include:
The majority of congenital heart defects are detected directly at birth by sonography or ECG if symptoms are present. In rare cases, the diagnosis is not made until adolescence. At Avi Medical, we can help you with the following diagnostic tools: