Over the years, our network of Fortis Hospitals, diagnostic labs and retail pharmacies has generated a vast quantum of information on preventive health and cure. The SAVERA programme aims to develop a platform for collating, hosting and sharing this data, publications, and audio visual content that will be easily accessible. The idea is to create a credible data repository that can be utilised for health research including activities such as analysing emerging health trends and shifts that can serve as an early warning system to help initiate meaningful policy interventions.
Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) are structural heart defects present at birth, seen largely among neonates, infants and children. CHDs account for nearly twenty-eight percent of all major congenital anomalies. (EXPLORE)
Some Congenital heart defects are:
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) which is a hole in the wall between the two upper and lower heart chambers, a common heart condition present at birth.
- Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy is to open the pulmonary valve that allows the flow of blood between the heart and the lungs.
- Intra Cardiac Repair carried out at infancy is to rectify a rare, complex defect that occurs in about 5 out of every 10,000 babies
- Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAVPC) Repair, a defect in the veins leading from the lungs to the heart.
- BT stunt and Glenn Shunt, a surgically created connection between a systemic artery and the pulmonary artery