Cyanotic Heart Disease: Treatments


How is cyanosis treated at Children's Hospital Colorado?

Monitoring
Depending on the severity of the condition and age of the patient, some types of cyanotic heart disease may require frequent clinic appointments. Your doctor may recommend a cardiac catheterization, which is used to help in the diagnosis and initial treatment of the disease. Watch a video about what to expect for your child's heart catheterization.

Medication
Sometimes, symptoms that are associated with cyanotic heart disease can be managed with medication. Your child's pediatric cardiologist may prescribe a drug or combination of drugs to help manage these symptoms.

Surgery
If your child's cyanotic heart defect needs to be repaired with surgery, doctors at Children's Colorado will schedule open-heart surgery. The doctor will determine the timing of surgery based on the type of defect and the overall well-being of your child.

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