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Most frequent diseases in Pediatric cardiology in National Children’s Hospital Lao PDR. Presented by Malouny SISAVANH, MD. Summary of Cases. From 2013-07-12 to 2013-11-19 Total 140 cases (including repeated or follow-up exams) - CHD : 33 cases - Others : 29 cases.

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presented by malouny sisavanh md

Most frequent diseases

in Pediatric cardiology in

National Children’s HospitalLao PDR

Presented by Malouny SISAVANH, MD

summary of cases
Summary of Cases
  • From 2013-07-12 to 2013-11-19
  • Total 140 cases (including repeated or follow-up exams)
  • - CHD: 33 cases
  • - Others: 29 cases

Average: 1.5 case/day

*

* Repeated or follow-up exams included.

† “Others” indicates any acquired cardiac problems from infectious, degenerative, and atherosclerotic causes.

summary of cases1
Summary of Cases
  • From 2013-07-12 to 2013-11-19
  • Total 115 patients (excluding repeated or follow-up exams)
  • - CHD: 25 patients
  • - Others: 12 patients

*

* Repeated or follow-up exams excluded.

† “Others” indicates any acquired cardiac problems from infectious, degenerative, and atherosclerotic causes.

important features
Important Features
  • Undiagnosed and Unrepaired Congenital Heart Diseases are common in Adolescents or Adults
  • Cyanotic or Complex Congenital Heart Diseases are Rare
  • Insufficient neonatal screening
  • Lackof knowledge (patients / physicians)
  • Limited hospital accessibility
problems
Problems
  • Referral for Surgery is Limited
    • Cardiac surgery is available only in Mahosot Hospital, performed by foreign volunteer doctors (from western countries)
    • No cardiac surgery team in the Children’s Hospital
    • Post-operative outcome is unknown
  • Lack of Sedation System
    • EchoCG in the Children’s Hospital: Time- and Effort-consuming work
  • Economic and Social Situation
    • Patients/Parents cannot afford medical/surgical costs
  • Lack of Pathologic / Microbiologic / Serologic Laboratories
    • Routine laboratory tests are impossible or limited
acknowledgement
Acknowledgement
  • In-Chang Hwang, M.D (KOICA volunteer doctor in children’s hospital)