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Child has possible congenital heart failure, doctors refuse surgery till one year old. Is he right?

A 5 month old possibly has congenital heart failure . His pulmonary valve stays open but the doctors want to wait until he is a year old to do the surgery and refuse to do so until he reaches the one year mark. The valve is 58% blocked because of blood flow . Is the doctor right or should we seek more opinions? If we wait to long his vavle will cause his heart to stop. Help!!!
Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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thanks for your quiry
you are rightly concerned, but have not mentioned the details of what congenital defect he has?
and at what age he started having these symptoms of heart faliure
for some cardiac surgeries time is given till the symptoms of heart faliure regress, and child gains weight to bear the stress of surgery and anesthesia,
kindly continue with the medication, and send me your details to be better answered
take care
get wwell soon
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