Creating Waves of Awareness
“Homoeopathy in congenital heart diseases – our experience”
Aim 1 is To study the Clinico- investigatory profile in Patients
diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease.
Aim 2 is To assess the scope of homoeopathy in these cases.
Methods & materials
This is a prospective study of 26 patients attending the out-patient & in-patient-departments of the Department of Homoeopathic Cardiology, The National Academy of Homoeopathy, India; Shaad Homoeopathic Hospital, Nagpur, India and Aadil Homoeo Heart Care Centres Nagpur, India from 1st March 2013 to 1st March 2016.
Patients aged between 0 to 48 years diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease syndromes that fitted the inclusion criteria, were evaluated for
They were investigated (haematological profile, relevant Serology, ECG, 2D Echocardiogram & Doppler and cardiac catheterization where required.) After establishing the nosological diagnosis, they were administered homoeopathy (depending upon Case Types & specific homoeopathic Protocols designed by the N.A.H.I) and are being followed-up stringently.
An annual statistical data is published considering a variety of observations regarding age, sex, symptoms; rate of palliation, constitutional and palliative remedies, potencies, etc. We observed that at our centre following was the scenario of disease-wise presentations -
Septal defects – Ventricular septal defect (65%), Atrial septal defect (8%)
Obstructive defects –Aortic stenosis (6 %), Pulmonary stenosis (9%). No case of Coarctation Aorta (a common Obstructive defect) has been reported.
Cyanotic defects –Tetralogy of Fallot (10%), Transposition of Great vessels (1%), Tricuspid atresia (1%),
We have yet not encountered any case of Pulmonary atresia, Truncus Arteriosus, Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection and Hypoplastic Left Ventricle that are some other common Cyanotic CHD’s.
Fundamental Cause responsible for CHD is Syphilitic Miasm is in active phase in-utero. The exciting factors that we found in the history of our patients were
None of the mother's of our CHD Patients were smokers, tobacco chewers, consumed alcohol or were exposed to
X-Ray Radiation during pregnancy. The latter are also frequent causes of CHD, mentioned in the literature.
A Few Clinical Observations that are peripheral pointers of CHD in a child
Remedies Used Most frequently For Acute state Management
Investigations for Diagnosis - Chest XRay, ECG, Echocardiogram, Blood Gases, Pulse Oxymetry, Oxygen Saturation
We can conclude that Homoeopathy is: