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Cyanotic heart disease : Treatment

Treatment Some infants may need to stay in the hospital after birth so they can receive oxygen or be put on a breathing machine. They may receive medicines to: Get rid of extra fluids Help the heart pump harder Keep … Read more

Cyanotic heart disease : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs One symptom is cyanosis, which usually seen as a bluish discoloration of the lips, fingers, and toes. Some children have breathing problems (dyspnea) and get into a squatting position after physical activity to relieve breathlessness. Others have … Read more

Cyanotic heart disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Cyanotic heart disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Right-to-left cardiac shunt, Right-to-left circulatory shunt Definition Cyanotic heart disease is a heart defect, present at birth (congenital), that results in low blood oxygen levels. There may be more than one defect. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors … Read more