If diagnosis was known before birth, baby will be examined and attended to at birth by our doctors, and referred to the paediatric cardiologist after stabilization.
Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) will be done. Various blood tests and Chest X-ray may also be needed.
The more serious conditions will require special medications, breathing support and urgent referral to the cardiothoracic surgeons. For most other conditions, once the diagnosis is confirmed on the 2D Echocardiography, baby may be discharged home with a follow up appointment, with or without medications to be taken by mouth.