Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the life-long consequence of a heart defect, or a structural abnormality of the heart present at birth. Heart defects are the most common birth defects, and the leading cause of birth defect related infant death. There are 40,000 babies born with heart defects each year and more than 5% of them will not live to see their first birthday. Thanks to advances in medical research, however; more and more children are surviving.view more
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Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital disorder in newborns. There are no published data on the occurrence of congenital heart disease in Kerala. However there is general agreement among health workers that it follows a similar pattern all over the world in different geographies. The reported prevalence of CHD at birth ranges from 6 to 13 per 1000 live births. On an average, 8 children are born with congenital heart defects for every 1000 live births in…view more
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about Dr sajan koshy
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Dr Sajan Koshy MS MCh is currently heading the unit of Paediatric & Congenital heart surgery at Aster Medicity. Prior to joining Aster, he was working as senior consultant and head of the department of paediatric cardiac surgery at MIMS Calicut. He started his professional career from alleppey medical college in 1988. He also functioned as a co- convener in first and second symposia on perioperative care of congenital heart disease held in Kochi in the year 2002 and 2004 respectively & as the scientific committee chairman for the national CME of cardio thoracic surgery held at Calicut in September 2007. He has Conducted many lectures in all the districts of North Kerala for the benefit of medical professional bodies to create awareness about congenital heart disease.read more