Congenital Heart Disease is sometimes misdiagnosed as Turner's Syndrome

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Turner's Syndrome, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Congenital Heart Disease.

Congenital heart disease is mostly diagnosed during pregnancy. A doctor may pick up the condition during an ultrasound at 18-22 weeks of pregnancy. The diagnosis is confirmed after birth. Treatment depends on the case and severity. Some heart defects and minimal and resolve as the child grows up. Others require surgery shortly after birth.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Fainting during exercise, swelling in the hands or ankles or feet, blue trace in skin or lips, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, swelling in the legs and tummy and around the eyes, shortness of breath, extreme tiredness and fatigue

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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