What is the criteria for differentiating mild, moderate and severe defects?

What is the criteria for differentiating mild, moderate and severe defects?

In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will explain the criteria for differentiating mild, moderate and severe defects. It is generally a echocardiography findings and the measurements of the defects. Pulmonary artery pressure is predicted after the findings. If it is a large PDA or VSD, it will always cause pulmonary hypertension which damages the heart and lungs. After a certain period, pulmonary hypertension is irreversible. So it is always an emergency to close large PDA or VSD before six months of age.

Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan

Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has over 3 decades of rich professional experience in his field. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan pioneered Interventional Cardiology and was instrumental in carrying out Balloon dilation of the Atrial Septum and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty for the first time in the world at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has treated several patients suffering from heart diseases in India and gives every patient the best of medical care. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has published several papers in India and abroad and is a member of prestigious medical associations.

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