Acyanotic and Cyanotic Congenital Heart Diseases

Indian J Pediatr. 2018 Jun;85(6):454-460. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2454-6. Epub 2017 Sep 30.


There has been tremendous progress in treatment of heart disease in children. Device therapy is increasingly being used in acyanotic congenital heart disease, while surgical results have improved significantly to give smile to many cyanotic heart disease children and their parents. This article makes an attempt to increase awareness of general pediatricians about common congenital heart diseases.

Keywords: Acyanotic congenital heart disease; Congenital heart disease; Diagnosis; Therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Cyanosis / etiology*
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
  • Heart Failure
  • Humans
  • Hypoxia