Congenital heart defect is the most common birth defect worldwide, however it is rarely discussed in Malaysia. According to the Ministry of Health, around one out of every 100 newborn babies in Malaysia has congenital heart illness or abnormalities (CHD).
Based on the 500,000 births per year, this suggests that roughly 5,000 kids are born with this disease. However, congenital heart also can occur to adults.
The most common types of congenital heart disease diagnosed in adults are holes in the walls dividing the right and left sides of the heart, defective and non-functioning heart valves, and constriction of blood arteries that can obstruct normal blood flow.
According to the American-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the problem can range from moderate, such as a small hole in the heart, to severe, such as missing or poorly formed parts of the heart.
One out of every four newborns born with the disease is considered critical and requires surgery or other procedures during the first year of life.
Many congenital heart defects show no signs or symptoms. If multiple heart defects are detected in newborns, certain symptoms might appear :
As for the parents, detecting it as early as possible we can change the life of that child, his family, the community and the country itself. A lot of kids with congenital heart disease are still in the waiting list for heart surgery. At least RM50,000 is needed for every heart surgery to be done. As for us, we can contribute and support their medical needs such as treatment cost and medicine.
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