|Neonatal Cardiology, 2e|
Chapter 6. Approach to the Cyanotic Infant
Topics Discussed: cyanotic congenital heart disease; neonatal cyanosis; pediatric cardiology.
Sections: Pathophysiology of Cyanosis, Defects with Decreased Pulmonary Blood Flow, d-Transposition Complexes, Palliative Procedures, Suggested Readings.
Excerpt:"Cyanosis is the most common manifestation of symptomatic heart
disease in the newborn infant. Moreover, cyanosis in the absence
of significant respiratory distress is almost always caused by structural
cardiovascular disease because pulmonary disease severe enough to
cause cyanosis is usually associated with severe respiratory distress.
Congenital heart defects that cause primarily cyanosis in newborn
infants are reviewed in this chapter. Infants who have decreased
systemic perfusion as the primary symptom, even if cyanosis is also
present, are discussed in Chapter 8. ..."
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