cyanotic congenital heart defect

cyanotic congenital heart defect

[sī′ənot′ik]
an inborn heart defect that allows the mixing of unsaturated (venous) blood with saturated (arterial) blood to produce cyanosis.
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According to the American Heart Association, it is a cyanotic congenital heart defect, meaning blood pumped to the body contains less-than-normal amounts of oxygen.
Peter Cox, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, said, "Accurate monitoring of oxygen saturations in children with cyanotic congenital heart defects is essential for appropriate patient management and, therefore, its impact on their long-term outcome.