Many parents fail to spot symptoms or forego screenings

Ras Al Khaimah: Doctors have advised regular check-ups as cardiac diseases in toddlers and newborns have reportedly become more complicated in the region.

Studies show that congenital heart disorder cases in this region are more complicated because of consanguineous marriages, — marriage between two individuals who are closely. However, there are other causes other than genetic reasons.

Parents have been advised by Dr Radhkrishnan, paediatric cardiologist and a visiting consultant at RAK Hospital, that they should keep a watchful eye on their toddlers and take for regular check-ups. Symptoms include increased sweating, poor weight gain, difficulty in feeding, and respiratory infections, among others.

Published: gulfnews.com | December 27, 2016

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