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Congenital heart disease and anomaly treatments, Clinics & Costs in Turkey

Congenital heart disease is a structural problem of the heart that occurs from birth. Congenital heart disease, also called congenital heart defects, can change the way blood circulates in your heart. Some birth defects don't cause any problems. However, some deformities can be fatal.

Consult the best surgeons and clinics for congenital heart anomaly treatment in Istanbul, Turkey with a competitive cost.

Congenital heart disease Turkey
Who is this procedure for?

People who suffer from:

  • Heart failure
  • Cyanosis
  • Valvular abnormalities
Alternative treatments
Intervention or treatment's duration
  • The surgery takes between two to three hours

What is congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart disease is a heart disease that consists of a heart defect at birth. The acuity of this disease differs from one individual to another: from a very minor disease (mild or moderate) that cannot cause disorders, to a very serious disease that requires treatment. Congenital heart disease occurs when the cavities, walls, or valves of the heart do not usually evolve before birth.

For adults, congenital heart disease usually occurs in one of two forms: an abnormality that does not present any symptoms at first but is related to later symptoms; or a complex deformation, that is treated in childhood and requires additional intervention or treatments in adulthood. Individuals who have performed surgery to restore birth defects during childhood may have complications later in life. Therefore, they are strongly indicated for regular monitoring and cardiac care throughout their lives.
Sometimes, symptoms or complications related to congenital heart disease appear for the first time in adulthood, but usually, heart defects are discovered in the baby or during childhood.

Symptoms of congenital heart disease

Please note that all the symptoms listed below do not mean that you have heart problems, but if these symptoms persist, you should contact a cardiologist :

General symptoms of heart problem

  • Increased body fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Significant and rapid weight gain or loss
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in droppings (diarrhea, constipation)
  • Anxiety
  • Strong heartbeat (abnormal heart rate)
  • Swollen blood vessels in the neck

During physical activity, individuals with a heart defect may experience increased difficulty performing a usual exercise, decreased physical strength, dizziness or fainting, and pain thoracic.

During rest, patients with congenital heart disease experience dizziness or fainting and chest pain. They also have pale or bluish skin as well as respiratory problems.

Many alarming symptoms 

Some symptoms require urgent medical attention. If you have any of the following symptoms, do not wait to go to the hospital emergency room:

  • Difficulty breathing (wheezing or agonizing breathing).
  • Unexpected crises
  • Persistent dizziness and tiredness.
  • Irregular or rapid heart rate (palpitations).
  • Chest pain.
  • Swollen skin due to water retention.
  • Lack of urination (a sign of dehydration, poor heart function, or decreased kidney function).
  • Signs and symptoms of stroke (numbness, weakness, difficulty speaking, lack of coordination).
  • Uncontrolled bleeding (for example, constant nosebleeds).
  • Persistent heartburn or shoulder pain.
  • Changes in excitation levels (confusion, extreme weakness, or unconsciousness). Changes in heart health can be subtle or obvious.

Treatments of congenital heart anomaly in Istanbul Turkey

Medications treatment of congenital malformations

In some mild heart diseases, drugs can be used to help the heart work better. Prescribed medications are designed to slow the heart rate and help relax the blood vessels (calcium channel blockers)

Not all of these drugs are effective for all congenital heart diseases. Drugs used to treat certain conditions may aggravate other forms of congenital heart disease. Many patients with congenital heart disease are at risk of life-threatening heart infections, especially endocarditis, even if their abnormalities have been repaired. In some cases, these patients must take antibiotics before undergoing dental or surgical intervention to reduce this risk.

Surgical treatment of congenital malformations at best cost

Several cases of congenital heart disease diagnosed as adults require surgical treatment.

In many cases, surgery can be performed via a catheter. It is a tube inserted into a blood vessel to reach the heart. Indeed, these catheterization techniques are used to restore septal deformities and certain valve abnormalities aimed at enlarging blood vessels or valves.

The use of catheters also allows small modifications to the repairs made during childhood.

In rare cases, patients with life-threatening heart disease may benefit from a heart transplant or heart-lung transplant. However, these operations are only suitable for patients whose physical condition allows for heavy surgery.

An open-heart operation is performed in case of valve replacement or repair of some difficult congenital malformations.

You may consider congenital heart disease treatment at a reasonable price in the best clinics in Istanbul, Turkey.

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