What Is Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease?

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What is cyanotic heart disease? Is it a congenital heart disease?

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Cyanotic congenital heart disease can be called CCHD. Cyanotic heart disease refers to a group of many different heart defects that are present at birth, which is congenital heart disease. Cyanotic heart disease results in a low blood oxygen level, thus leading to symptoms like bluish color of the skin and mucous membranes.

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What are the common symptoms of cyanotic heart disease?

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The most common symptom of cyanotic heart disease is a bluish tint to the skin, called cyanosis. It is mainly caused by the low level of blood oxygen. The blue coloring of the skin often occurs in the lips, toes, or fingers.

Another common symptom is difficulty in breathing, especially after physical activity. Some children also experience spells during which oxygen levels are very low and they get anxious, exhibit blue skin, and may hyperventilate.

Low birth weight, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, slow weight gain and heavy sweating are also the symptoms of CCHD.

 

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