When to suspect Congenital Heart Disease

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    66 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Congenital heart diseases are most common anomalies which occur in almost 1% among live births at present. They still account for majority of mortality and morbidity cases, despite major advances in diagnosis during pregnancy and management.These are the structural problems which arise from abnormal functioning and structure of the heart which occur as early as in prenatal or natal period. They can involve valves, chambers, vessels, arteries and veins. Although the majority of children with serious congenital heart disease (CHD) are diagnosed prenatally or during the neonatal period, CHD and acquired heart disease present beyond this time period. Sometimes they are often diagnosed in later ages. According to the American Heart Association, about 9 of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. have a congenital heart defects.read more »»

The most critical part to diagnose congenital heart diseases are the signs and symptoms that lead clinicians to suspect heart disease in infants and children. Criteria for referring the child to Pediatric cardiologists is also important in early treatment and management of these natal conditions. Urgency of referring also depends on the clinical condition of the patient and seriousness involved in treating it.

The symptoms of congenital heart defects are to be carefully examined and diagnosed since these symptoms do not appear as soon as the baby is born. They appear later and maybe the first sign of congenital heart disease when it appears at younger age. The knowledge about congenital heart disease is not only important for cardiologists and pediatricians but also important for life science graduates and other medical professionals in private clinical practice.


Therefore this course provides a deep insight into what are different congenital heart diseases, clinical signs and symptoms, how to diagnose, advanced diagnostic techniques, emergency management and general management of a congenital heart disease patient etc

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • other life science graduates
  • nurses

Key concepts covered include:

An overview on

  • What are different congenital heart diseases
  • clinical signs and symptoms
  • How to diagnose
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques
  • Emergency management and general management of a congenital heart disease patient
  • systematic approach to CHD


Dr. Srinath Reddy Narahari

Lead Pediatric cardiologist, Congenital and Structural interventional cardiologist


Dr. Srinath Reddy Narahari is a practicing Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon with an experience of 14 years.

He pursued his DM in the year 2014 from AMRITA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES & RESEARCH CENTRE, ERNAKULAM. He completed his MBBS in the year 2006 from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. He has also done his MD in the year 2010 from MGM Institute Of Health Science, Bombay.

Dr. Srinath Reddy Narahari is an experienced, skilled and awarded doctor in his field of specialization

For: experts

Have an account?