Babies with heart defects can have an impact on mother’s health too

The study of more than one million women is the first to show congenital heart defects in newborns may be a marker for an increased risk of their mothers developing heart problems, including heart attack and heart failure, years after pregnancy. Researchers analysed data on women who delivered infants between 1989 and 2013 in Quebec, […]

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Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

It is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

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Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

Kristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was “the most amazing sound I’ve ever heard.” “They always prepped us for a blue baby,” she said. “They always said that he was going to be blue and not vocal because of the lack of oxygen.” But when Sebastian arrived at Mount […]

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Two life-saving surgeries stare young family in the face

Two life-saving surgeries stare young family in the face

For the Chougules from Naigaon, Vasai, last November was the happiest time of their lives. Kavita Chougule had just given birth to baby Divyanka. “I can’t explain how ecstatic we were after Divyanka was born. Our family was more than complete. She is the angel we had always wished for,” said Youvraj, her husband. Life […]

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