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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.