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Child has bronchitis. ECO tesh shows hole in heart. How critical is open heart surgery?

I have my 3 and half month old baby and curretnly hospitalised in Doha Qatar Govt hospital he got admited because of Bronchitris issue having SUction in chest during the treatment doctor has suspected his heart propblem they have done ECO tect and found about 17 mm size hole in his heart they are planning for his surgery probabaly next week after full recovery from the virus of Bronchitris I have question in my mind about the surgery they said they will do open surgery and need to know how critical it is for my baby
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Welcome to HCM forum.
All cardiac surgeries are high risk surgeries with variation from case to case.
However in case of congenital heart disease ( hole in heart ) it's best to get it treated as early as feasible and in a big institute with adequate facilities for intensive care of infants.
It's recommended that you should go ahead with your child's surgery if your cardiac surgeon has advised so for the best prognosis of your baby.
Wishing your baby good health.
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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