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Ultrasound technique helps detect dangerous congenital heart defects


Echocardiography helps detect anomalies of left coronary origin from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) – a rare birth defect with a mortality rate of up to 90%.

This is one of the main contents that will be shared and discussed at the Scientific Conference “Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease: A Case Based Approach” jointly organized by the Center for Training & Scientific Research. Organized by Cardiology Center, Tam Anh General Hospital. The program starts at 13:15 on April 19 on the online platform Zoom Webinar.

GS.BS Wyman Lai, Associate Professor. TS.BS Pham Nguyen Vinh and doctors of Cardiovascular Center, Tam Anh General Hospital System.

The seminar had the participation of GS.BS Wyman Lai, Director of CHOC Pediatric Cardiology Institute (California, USA), author of many famous articles and book chapters on fetal and pediatric echocardiography; Assoc. Brother.

At the seminar, GS.BS Wyman Lai, Assoc. through clinical cases. Specifically, the application of echocardiography techniques in diagnosing the condition of the right ventricle with 2 outflow tracts – aberration of the great arteries in a 6-year-old female patient; the problem of diagnosis and treatment direction of left ventricular outflow tract stenosis in a patient who has undergone surgery to correct coarctation of the aorta and completely repair the right ventricular two outflow tracts; The role of echocardiography in the treatment of a clinical case of Van Praagh’s common trunk artery A4 – the common trunk originating from the right ventricle for a newborn infant, detected fetal heart abnormalities during obstetric ultrasound at 22 weeks ; echocardiographic technique to detect malformations of left coronary artery origin from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA);…

Echocardiography to screen for congenital heart disease at Tam Anh General Hospital.  Photo: Provided by the hospital

Echocardiography to screen for congenital heart disease at Tam Anh General Hospital. Photo: Provided by the hospital

BS.CKI Vu Nang Phuc, Head of Congenital Heart Department, Heart Center of Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, said that at present, congenital heart disease is a difficult field in cardiovascular disease, requiring application. Advanced techniques in diagnosis and treatment. However, thanks to the application of ultrasound technology and modern machinery, the Cardiovascular Center of Tam Anh General Hospital has successfully screened, detected, diagnosed and treated many cases of congenital heart disease. including severe cases, typical. In particular, the Center can effectively screen for congenital heart defects from the 18th week of pregnancy.

Echocardiography helps in timely diagnosis, intervention and treatment of congenital heart defects.  Photo: Provided by the hospital

Echocardiography helps in timely diagnosis, intervention and treatment of congenital heart defects. Photo: Provided by the hospital

According to Assoc. Prof. TS.BS Pham Nguyen Vinh, common congenital heart diseases are defects of the heart muscle, heart valves, heart chambers that occur right from the time the baby is still in the fetus, persist until after birth. Congenital heart disease causes a number of heart structures to be defective, directly affecting the activities and functions of the heart.

“Every year in Vietnam, there are from 10,000 to 12,000 children with congenital heart disease. Correspondingly, 8 out of every 1,000 children are born with congenital heart disease. In which, about 50% of children have severe disease, some About 6,000 cases are operated on, the rest have to wait or even die before being treated”, emphasized Assoc. Prof. TS.BS Pham Nguyen Vinh.

The workshop will be a place for doctors and medical staff to have the opportunity to exchange, discuss and share practical experiences on the application of echocardiography techniques in timely diagnosis and treatment of abnormal clinical cases. Congenital heart defects, especially complicated cases. The organizers will issue a certificate of attendance to the seminar for doctors who fill out the registration form completely and attend more than 80% of the program duration.

Dung Hung

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