What is cyanotic spell?

What is cyanotic spell?

In this video, Dr. Smita Mishra, Paediatric Cardiologist, Associate Director - Jaypee Hospital, will explain about the cyanotic spell. Cyanotic spell is intermittent increase in cyanosis in children who are born with blue lips and fingers known as blue baby. These babies cry excessively and have deep breathing and sometimes can become unconscious too. Dr. Mishra will further discuss the negative effects of cyanotic spells in these babies. The brain can become hypoxic and have convulsions too. Medical management or early surgical intervention should be considered in these babies with cyanotic spell.

Dr. Smita Mishra

Completed MD (Pediatrics) from S S Medical College, Rewa (MP). Done FNB (Pediatric Cardiology) from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has an illustrious experience of more than 20 years. Specialized in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, and Noninvasive Pediatric Cardiology. Holds expertise in treating and managing Atrial Septal Defects, Congenital Valve Problems, Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease, Kawasakis disease etc. Well-regarded member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Chairperson of IAP Cardiology Chapter & Executive board member of Delhi IAP. Has many appreciated papers and presentations to her credit, and has significantly contributed to the medical literature. Conceptualized programme called Spandan, for the children suffering from Heart disease, at native place Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Has been awarded the IMA Best Doctor Award in 2013.

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