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Echo report showing 'situs looping'-SDS
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Echo report showing 'situs looping'-SDS

My son's echo report shows  'situs looping'-SDS, PFO, large conoventricular VSD 8mm (override aorta), large left to right shunt, 18 mmHg. He was sent home with digoxin and furoped(0.3ml) to be reviewed after 2 weeks.He lost weight ,though he ws feeding okay. He vomitted yellow colour liquid and so we took him to doctor ,but he said its abdominal gas, and we came back home.But one night he suddenly awoke crying and didnt stop crying, his eyes rolled in, toungue came out, he turned blue and then was pale afterwards.. I wanted to know if CPR would have helped.He was only 20 days old.Could we have saved him?
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It sounds like your child had a significant heart problem with a large VSD.  If there was "aortic override" it raises the question if there was any blockage of the pulmonary artery called Tetralogy of fallot.  Some babies with that condition have "spells" of crying and turning blue and that can potentially lead to death (but usually not at such a young age).  If the child only had a large VSD then sudden death from a cardiac cause would be highly unlikely.  Perhaps the child aspirated fluid into the lungs that led to blueness and death.  CPR can be tried but sometimes it does not work in all cases.  Unfortunately there is no way to know if anything could have been done to help here. Sorry for your loss.
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