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Perinatal management of major congenital heart disease.

McGovern E, Sands AJ - Ulster Med J (2014)

Bottom Line: As most cases of major CHD are not identified prenatally, clinical examination of the newborn and pulse oximetry are also important means of identifying more cases.Clinicians must suspect CHD as a diagnosis in a cyanosed or shocked neonate and be familiar with appropriate management, namely the commencement of prostaglandin if a duct dependent cardiac lesion is suspected.Telemedicine can aid prompt diagnosis of CHD and therefore direct appropriate management.

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Affiliation: Paediatric Basic Specialist Trainee, Paediatric Department, Galway University Hospital.

ABSTRACT
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of congenital anomaly. Prenatal diagnosis of CHD has been associated with decreased morbidity and mortality for some forms of major CHD. As most cases of major CHD are not identified prenatally, clinical examination of the newborn and pulse oximetry are also important means of identifying more cases. Clinicians must suspect CHD as a diagnosis in a cyanosed or shocked neonate and be familiar with appropriate management, namely the commencement of prostaglandin if a duct dependent cardiac lesion is suspected. Telemedicine can aid prompt diagnosis of CHD and therefore direct appropriate management.

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Telemedicine Suite in use, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.Image provided by Dr AJ Sands
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fig05: Telemedicine Suite in use, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.Image provided by Dr AJ Sands

Mentions: Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred through modern telecommunications allowing for remote specialist consultation. Image 2 shows two doctors delivering a remote cardiac consultation via telemedicine. Images are received on the unit to the left of the picture and displayed on the television screen to allow viewing by those in the room. An audio unit seen on the table acts both as a microphone and a speaker to allow a conversation between both parties.


Perinatal management of major congenital heart disease.

McGovern E, Sands AJ - Ulster Med J (2014)

Telemedicine Suite in use, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.Image provided by Dr AJ Sands
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig05: Telemedicine Suite in use, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.Image provided by Dr AJ Sands
Mentions: Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred through modern telecommunications allowing for remote specialist consultation. Image 2 shows two doctors delivering a remote cardiac consultation via telemedicine. Images are received on the unit to the left of the picture and displayed on the television screen to allow viewing by those in the room. An audio unit seen on the table acts both as a microphone and a speaker to allow a conversation between both parties.

Bottom Line: As most cases of major CHD are not identified prenatally, clinical examination of the newborn and pulse oximetry are also important means of identifying more cases.Clinicians must suspect CHD as a diagnosis in a cyanosed or shocked neonate and be familiar with appropriate management, namely the commencement of prostaglandin if a duct dependent cardiac lesion is suspected.Telemedicine can aid prompt diagnosis of CHD and therefore direct appropriate management.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Paediatric Basic Specialist Trainee, Paediatric Department, Galway University Hospital.

ABSTRACT
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of congenital anomaly. Prenatal diagnosis of CHD has been associated with decreased morbidity and mortality for some forms of major CHD. As most cases of major CHD are not identified prenatally, clinical examination of the newborn and pulse oximetry are also important means of identifying more cases. Clinicians must suspect CHD as a diagnosis in a cyanosed or shocked neonate and be familiar with appropriate management, namely the commencement of prostaglandin if a duct dependent cardiac lesion is suspected. Telemedicine can aid prompt diagnosis of CHD and therefore direct appropriate management.

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Related in: MedlinePlus