Hole in the Heart

Babies born prematurely, experiencing shortness of breath are often diagnosed with what is called in layman’s language as “Hole in the Heart”

Hole in the heart however is one of many pediatric congenital heart defects such as PDA, TOF, ASD, VSD, Fontan and Truncus Arteriosus amongst others.

Some of these conditions may be minor and self correcting however a majority of babies, depending upon size of the defect and severity of symptoms will require corrective surgery.

Although many children with simple heart defects survive into adulthood, congenital heart defects remain a leading cause of childhood deaths or death amongst babies.
Those surviving with slightly complex heart problems will often have developmental delays, delayed learning and limited capacity for physical exercise
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Pediatric Cancers

Pediatric Cancers affect children.

There are three major types of Pediatric cancers which are further subcategorized,

(1) Leukemia, which is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML),

(2) Lymphoma, divided into Hodgkin and Non Hodgkin

(3) Solid Sarcomas, which include Brain Tumors, Ewing Tumors, Eye Cancers, Germ Cell Tumors, Kidney/Wilms Tumors, Liver cancer, Neuroblastoma, Osteosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Thyroid Cancer.

From tomorrow we will cover each of these cancer separately.