Cardiac tamponade is a rare life-threatening complication in which there is accumulation of fluids, blood, clots, or gases in the pericardial space.
The Blalock Taussig shunt is a temporary surgical operation that is performed on newborn babies. The Blalock Taussig shunt is done when the heart is not delivering enough blood enriched with oxygen to the rest of the body.
Glenn shunt is a temporary treatment that is applied on children (preceding the Fontan procedure) to improve blood flow to the lungs.
The Fontan procedure is an open heart surgical procedure used in children with a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels which are present at birth.
The precordial catch syndrome is a harmless condition that is manifested by chest pain in children, adolescents, and less frequently in adults, the syndrome is also called Texidor’s Twinge syndrome.