If your child is called at a specialist cardiologist Dubai’s clinic it is a common reaction to get scared and worried about what would happen. But before you could jump on to the worst case scenarios with your own conclusions and diagnosis, let’s take a look at how the cardiologist and cardiac surgeon even diagnose the problem:
An ultrasound device is used to create a 3D image of the child’s heart and it is known as echocardiogram. Now, as suspected, it takes place while the child is still in womb if a congenital heart defect is detected. The basic idea of using echocardiogram is to look for abnormalities in physical structure and motion of a child’s heart. This is a good way to know if the condition can be cured and what steps should be taken next.
The way this is carried out is by placing electrodes on the child’s chest and noticing the waves by measuring them on the device through the child’s heart beat. Electrocardiogram is mostly used in such cases where defects with the child’s heart or in the rhythm of it through electrical activity. This is performed under expert’s supervision at all times.
- Chest X-ray
X-rays are one of the pre-visit vital checks which could be necessary to go through. The basic idea of an X-ray is to detect signs of heart failure which could come as a result of enlarged heart or blood in the child’s lungs. The doctor needs to know your vitals to diagnose the problem accurately which is why they may suggest you several different tests at one time.
- Pulse oximetry
Because heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body and blood is responsible for transferring oxygen, the signs or lack of oxygen in the blood could indicate a heart condition or defect. It is simply tested by using sensors which are placed on the fingers of the child and then measuring the amount of blood in it.
Most of the conditions diagnosed in the clinic are some of the mild ones that could be controlled at an early stage, treated and cured as well. Your child may not find a need to go through all of the above at all but just to be sure. Don’t worry, as your child is in the right hands.