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Doctors for Truncus Arteriosus in Guduvanchery, Kanchipuram
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Truncus arteriosus is one of the rare kinds of heart disease where the body has only a single blood vessel for both right and left ventricles instead of 2. The patient here would experience extreme signs of fatigue that are followed with delayed growth, bluish skin and also lethargy. There would also be shortness of breath and widening of the fingers that is referred to a clubbing of the foot.
HOW IS TRUNCUS ARTERIOSUS DIAGNOSED?
The Cardiologist or the Pediatrician will basically use the time tested echocardiogram to get a picture of the baby’s heart and also a test of the blood to measure the oxygen levels to complete the diagnosis of Truncus Arteriosus in the affected baby.
HOW IS TRUNCUS ARTERIOSUS TREATED?
A surgical procedure known as Rastelli repair is the treatment given to newborn babies diagnosed with Truncus Arteriosus. The procedure involves inserting a conduit to split the blood vessels into 2 and this is done within the first 2 weeks of the delivery itself.
DID YOU KNOW?
If untreated, then the problem of Truncus arteriosus leads to heart failure, and also death in the first year of life.