Pre-existing heart disease is difficult to treat? Experts can dispel your doubts

Aug 25 - 2021

Pre-existing heart disease is difficult to treat? Experts can dispel your doubts

Some experts predict that with the advent of the third child era, the incidence of pediatric congenital heart disease (hereinafter referred to as "congenital heart disease") may increase. A small number of patients with congenital heart disease have a chance to heal themselves before the age of 5, so early diagnosis and treatment is very important. Many parents still have doubts about the treatment of precocious heart disease: Can surgery restore the baby to the level of a normal child? Is the cost of surgery high? Today we will talk about the problems related to the treatment of precocious heart disease.


When is the best time for treatment? There is no exact best time for treatment of precardiac disease, and the time chosen for treatment varies for different levels of the disease. First, at the doctor's level, the doctor's knowledge of the patient's condition varies and will adopt different surgical strategies, resulting in differences in the best time to treat. Secondly, it is related to the severity of the child's condition, as the timing of surgery varies depending on the degree of the baby's disease, and is subject to the doctor's schedule. Can the baby return to normal after treatment? After treatment for simple precordial disease, if there are no complications, the baby can generally return to normal and perform physical activities like a normal child, but follow-up observation and review are required. It is important to have regular follow-up examinations to check whether the child's activity level is appropriate and whether there are any abnormalities in the child's indicators.


How is the treatment chosen? A specific analysis should be made for the specific disease. Traditional surgery uses a median incision or a small axillary incision, which reveals more of the heart, has a wider field of view for operation, and is simple to perform. Minimally invasive surgery has a smaller incision, a wider range of applications, and higher requirements for the surgeon. The main difference between minimally invasive surgical treatment and traditional treatment methods lies in the complexity of the malformation. If the malformation is severe and the surgical operation is difficult, the traditional surgical method is required. Interventional treatment methods are applied to a narrower range of conditions and are used to treat simple congenital heart disease. Conditions such as atrial defects with poor location near the superior vena cava and inferior vena cava, and atrial defects with sinusoidal coronary veins are not suitable for interventional treatment.

The cost of treatment for congenital heart disease is not high, the medical insurance will cover 50%, costing about 60,000, and after reimbursement the actual cost is about 20,000 to 30,000. If your family is poor, you can apply for a relief fund by providing the relief department with a certificate of poverty and a certificate of diagnosis at the township level or above, and if the situation is true, you can receive the relief fund.