• Dr. Shilpa Deshmukh Kadam MD. DM. FACC, Interventional Cardiologist, Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Congenital heart disease, Echocardiography, Prevalence


Background: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in the pediatric population of both the developing and developed countries.

Aim: Aim was to study the prevalence, age and sex wise distribution, and clinical spectrum of congenital heart disease in patients at Echocardiography department at a Tertiary care Hospital in Maharashtra India.

Methods: This is a retrospective hospital based study carried out over a period of 4 years [January 2016 – December 2019] where all patients suspected with CHD were subjected to echocardiographic study. The age, sex and echocardiography findings were documented.

Results: Echocardiography was done in 12,241 patients with suspected heart disease. Congenital heart diseases were diagnosed more commonly between 1 to 5 years of age. The commonest type of Acynotic CHD in our study was ventricular septal defect (VSD) (33.33%) and cyanotic CHD is Tetralogy of Fallot (30.64%).


Conclusions: In this era of most accurate diagnostic modalities, any clinical suspicion of congenital heart disease should be confirmed by echocardiography to hasten the diagnosis, timely management and prevention of complications.


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Dr. Shilpa Deshmukh Kadam. (2021). SPECTRUM OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASES IN PATIENTS PRESENTING TO ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT: A FOUR-YEAR EXPERIENCE. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 7(9). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2346