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Bubble in lungs of 25 week old preemie

My sister who is 29 years old healthy female, just had a baby born at 25 weeks. First child. No health care issues during pregnancy . . At 25 weeks she was diagnosed with toxemia and her doctor had to do an emergency c-section. Baby weight is 1.5pounds. Baby was diagnosed with hole in heart and bubble in the lungs. Are these symptoms survivable? and what are the treatment plans?
Asked On : Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Survival of a preterm child depends on a lot many factors like gestational age birth wt congenital anomalies and antenatal and postnatal complications.
But the chances of survival are more if fetus has passed the period of viability that is 28 wks inside the uterus and preferably has no anomalies.
A hole in the heart is a layman term used for all congenital heart disorders but treatment and prognosis is very different for different in your query the specific treatment and survival can't be answered.but yes with the latest scientific advancement in a good hospital many such babies can be survived depending on their severity of disease.
Answered: Sat, 6 Aug 2011
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hi welcome to HCM.prognosis is different for different types of heart have not specify the type of heart this advanced medical era your baby disease can be treated,your docs do there best for your baby.your baby is just 25weeks gestation baby so prognosis is littlebit less only.believe in god.
Answered: Sat, 6 Aug 2011
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