When you think about heart disease you tend to think of illnesses that more often affect older people, such as heart attacks and heart failure. However young people and kids can also potentially be affected in this way. Sometimes a baby can be born with a heart defect or form of heart disease that requires treating straight away. These conditions include cardiomyopathy, DiGeorge Syndrome and arrhythmia among others.
Whatever the condition may be though, it is imperative that a prompt diagnosis is made once symptoms appear. A failure to diagnose children’s heart diseases can have a knock-on effect with regard to their lives beyond that point. For the most part specialists and medical professionals are adept and experienced at diagnosing a variety of diseases and providing the appropriate medication, surgery or treatment. However there is always a potential for mistakes to be made, especially if initial symptoms are not severe.
Most parents await the birth of their children with excitement. They don’t think that anything could go wrong at any point. However we all know that in some cases children can develop illnesses, whether they are heart diseases or are related to any other area of the body.
How could a child’s life alter if a disease is not spotted soon enough?
The path of heart disease can change depending on when the disease is spotted and how promptly and accurately it is treated. As with most diseases, heart disease does produce assorted symptoms and if the afflicted person presents with the symptoms it should enable medical professionals to treat them accordingly. There is a potential for a disease to go undiscovered and if this should occur it can lead to long-term issues. A failure to diagnose children’s heart diseases can therefore mean there are drastic consequences for the future life of that child.
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Date Published: August 12, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Medical negligence claim