Incidence and pattern of congenital heart disease in a tertiary care hospital

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 8, Issue 1


Background: To find the prevalence and pattern of congenital heart diseases (CHD) at a teaching hospital in Warangal, Telangana State, India. Materials and Methods: It was a prospective study conducted in the department of pediatrics of MGM Hospital, Warangal, over a period of one and half year.113 children from birth to 12 years of age who had congenital heart disease confirmed by echo cardiography were included. Results: In our study the incidence of congenital heart disease was 9.3 per 1000 live births, as compared to the general incidence of 8 – 10 per 1000 live births. Out of total cases (113) studied, 75cases (66.37%) were of acyanotic heart diseases, where as the remaining 38 cases (33.63%) were of cyanotic congenital heart diseases. Major types of CHD were VSD (38.05%), TOF (20.35%), ASD (13.27%), PDA (10.61%), and TGA (8.84%).Male outnumbers female child. Common Symptoms and signs were Breathlessness (62.83%), features of LRTI (46%), FTT (39.82%), features of CHF (34.51%), Cyanosis (30.08%), Cyanotic spells (15.92%) and Clubbing (14.15%). Frequently observed complications were Recurrent LRTI, CHF, FTT, Cyanotic spells, pulmonary arterial hyper tension. Conclusion: The prevalence of CHD at a tertiary care teaching hospital (MGM Hospital, Warangal, Telangana state, India), is 9.3 per 1000 live births.VSD, ASD, PDA are the most common acyanotic and TOF, TGA are the common cyanotic congenital heart defects respectively. Non invasive diagnostic technique (2D ECHO) plays major role in the diagnosis of CHD. When clinical evidence leads to suspicion of congenital heart defect, an echocardiography should be performed immediately.

Authors and Affiliations

Vasudev Kompally, Dr Vijay Kumar G


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  • DOI 10.26611/1014811
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Vasudev Kompally, Dr Vijay Kumar G (2018). Incidence and pattern of congenital heart disease in a tertiary care hospital. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 8(1), 1-7.