1 in 10 children suffer from congenital heart disease in India: Doctors | Raipur News

RAIPUR: To solve the problem of congenital heart disease (CHD) – a defect in the structure of the heart or large vessels present at birth, in India a three-day international conference Pediatric Cardiac Society of India-Sanjeevani 2019 has started in Naya Raipur Friday. Several renowned pediatric cardiologists from around the world participated in the conference.
The event is organized by a non-profit organization named Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centers for Child Heart Care.
The conference highlights complex case studies of infants with congenital heart disease and its treatment. The institution has trained Aanganwadi workers in Chhattisgarh to use a digital Steth device for screening children in rural areas for congenital heart defects.
The Pediatric Cardiac Society of India, at its 20th annual conference, said the country alone accounts for 46% of the world’s coronary heart disease population. Nearly 10 out of 100 children suffer from coronary artery disease in India and an estimated 25 million children, adolescents and adults have untreated congenital heart disease in the country, according to data released by the Ministry of Health. .
The annual conference of surgeons, medical professionals and paramedics was held at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Center for International Cardiac Care in Raipur. This year, the focus was on humanitarian models of healthcare, with a focus on developing and sustaining pediatric cardiac programs in low- and middle-income countries. The conference is a first of its kind aimed at bridging the gap between established and emerging pediatric cardiac care centers in new geographies. Papers were presented on Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Infusion Technology and Pediatric Cardiac Nursing.
Dr Hisashi Nikaidoh from the United States, considered a dean of pediatric cardiac surgery, said: “It is important that we all remain curious and pay close attention to this aspect of cardiology which is becoming the one of the biggest health problems in children.More than 25 years of international experts and 200 officials from state governments, representatives of the National Rural Health Mission, surgeons and paramedics from the Pediatric Cardiac Fellowship have focused on improving the delivery of cardiac care to children.