Avicenna Journal of Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--6

Cardiac emergencies in neonates and young infants


Nasib Kabbani1, Mohamed S Kabbani2, Hayan Al Taweel2 
1 Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Cardiac Sciences, Pediatric Cardiac ICU Section, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed S Kabbani
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Cardiac emergencies in children are not infrequent. Early recognition and management are essential to save life and prevent any comorbidity. The presentation of cardiac emergencies and etiologies is variable depending on the age of child at the time of presentation and type of cardiac lesion. Cyanotic and noncyanotic congenital heart diseases are the main causes in neonates and infants. Acquired heart diseases and dysrhythmia are more common causes for cardiac emergencies in toddler and childhood. In this review, we discuss the most common causes for cardiac emergencies in neonates and young infants highlighting important points in the presentation and management that are essential for early recognition and timely management of infants presenting with these conditions.


How to cite this article:
Kabbani N, Kabbani MS, Al Taweel H. Cardiac emergencies in neonates and young infants.Avicenna J Med 2017;7:1-6


How to cite this URL:
Kabbani N, Kabbani MS, Al Taweel H. Cardiac emergencies in neonates and young infants. Avicenna J Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Jul 21 ];7:1-6
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