Heart disease in children | Max Hospital
  1. Home
  2. Blogs
  3. Cardiac Sciences Cardiology
  4. Heart disease in children

Get Second Opinion

Please provide your phone number with country code

3 + 17 =

Doc Connect

Hospital : 
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
  • Robotic Urological Surgery: 15 years journey 
    Dr. Rahul Yadav, Dr. Anant Kumar
  • Robotic surgery is the latest in advanced onco surgical procedures 
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi
  • Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty & balloon dilatation of aortic coarctation in a 10 year old child 
    Dr. Neeraj Awasthy, Dr. Sushil Shukla
  • Role of CT/MR imaging and echocardiography in evaluation of valsalva sinus aneurysm 
    Dr. Reena Anand, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Divya Malhotra, Dr. Bharat Aggarwal
  • Risk factors for patients undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer
    Ms. Kanika Arora, Ms. Ritika Samaddar
  • Radiology Case of The Month 
    Dr. Nafisa Shakir Batta, Dr. Dhruv Jain
October, 2015 :15
Emergency Call Button

DELHI / NCR : 011-4055 4055

MOHALI : 77107-77107

DEHRADUN : 0135 719 3333

BATHINDA : 0164-5212000



Bio Medical Waste Report For Shalimar Bagh

Month Red Autoclave(Infected Plastic Waste) Yellow- Incineration(AnatomicalWaste & Soiled Waste) Blue Autoclave (Glass- Bottles) Black Cytotoxic- Incineration( Cytotoxic Contaminated Items) White- Sharp Total Bags Total Weight(In KG's)
  No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's)    
Apr-17 924 2963.50 954 2994.10 239 1017.30 103 279.20 1645 606.40 3865 7861.00
May-17 1175 4624.12 1028 3498.40 276 1524.34 87 195.01 1803 823.85 4369 10665.71
Jun-17 1060 4511.45 902 2886.66 293 1324.05 76 194.00 2057 1100.69 4388 10016.85
Jul-17                     0 0.00
Aug-17                     0 0.00
Sep-17                     0 0.00
Oct-17                     0 0.00
Nov-17                     0 0.00
Dec-17                     0 0.00
Jan-18                     0 0.00
Feb-18                     0 0.00
Mar-18                     0 0.00
YTD 3159 12099.065 2884 9379.155 808 3865.69 266 668.705 5505 2530.94 12622 28543.555

Heart disease in children

Home >> Blogs >> Cardiac Sciences Cardiology >> Heart disease in children

Clinical Directorate

For more info please call 8744 888 888 (Delhi – NCR) & 9988 422 333 (Chandigarh Tri-city), or mail at homecare@maxhealthcare.com

October 2, 2015 0 32 1 minute, 51 seconds read
Heart specialist in Delhi, India - Dr. Neeraj Awasthy - Max Hospital
Principal Consultant & Incharge - Paediatric Cardiology
Cardiac Sciences, Cardiology, Paediatric (Ped), Paediatric (Ped) Cardiology

Normal growth and development of a child depend on proper functioning of the heart and sufficient flow of oxygen-rich blood to all parts of the body. Babies who have congenital heart defects may have cyanosis and tire easily while feeding. As a result, they may not gain weight or grow as they should. Some of the symptoms which may suggest that a child is suffering from a heart disease are as follows:


The inability to take feeds at a single stretch, especially when associated with sweating, is a very important early sign. The baby may also sweat during feeds and stop after taking a small feed. Feeding difficulty is considered to be present if the baby cannot suck from the breast at a stretch for five minutes and becomes breathless during feeding. The baby continues to be hungry and cries after every 30 to 60 minutes for feeds.


A child with increased blood flow to the lungs in congenital heart disease has repeated chest infection. Upper respiratory infections such as common cold, mild cough or hoarseness are not related to heart disease. Chest infections usually manifest with fever, fast breathing, indrawing of the chest and usually require antibiotics and nebulisation for recovery.


Children with congenital heart disease have poor feeding and appetite and therefore suffer from unsatisfactory weight gain.


When compared to other children, a child having a heart disease gets easily tired and complains of breathlessness while playing with friends of the same age group. This may indicate that his/her heart cannot function properly during exertion and competitive sports. Thus it requires evaluation for heart disease by an expert or you can visit the best heart hospital in Delhi to consult the specialist.


Bluish discolouration of the skin or tongue is an important indicator of heart disease. Some of the blue babies are prone to episodes of ‘Cyanotic spells’ characterised by increase in the rate and depth of breathing. They also show symptoms of increased blueness with any stimulus. The expert opinion of a paediatric cardiologist must be sought in such a case.

Related Articles

Featured Doctors

Book an Appointment