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Heart Pediatric Pearls: Congenital heart disease

In all cyanotic heart disease give PGE1 to keep the Ductus arteriosus open.

Single S2 is seen in:
1. TOF.
2. TGA.
3. Tricuspid Atresia.

Truncus arteriosus is one of the major conotruncal lesions (Defective development of the cardiac outflow tract results in congenital cardiac anomalies that are known clinically as conotruncal defects.) associated with DiGeorge syndrome.

Transposition of great arteries is more common in infant of diabetic mother.

Coarctation of the aorta should be suspected in an asymptomatic child with hypertension. Coarctation of the aorta is associated with Turner syndrome.

Pulmonic stenosis (valve dysplasia), is common in Noonan syndrome.

Patients with trisomy 21 are at high risk for endocardial cushion defects.

The most common congenital heart lesion is VSD. All truncus arteriosus are associated with VSD.

Echo is the best test for all congenital heart diseases.
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