FOUR HEART DEFECTS
Mr Patrick Hon suffered from a complex cyanotic congenital heart disease, which results in low blood oxygen level.
According to his medical report, he had four heart defects:
- Dextrocardia - a rare condition where the heart is in the right side of the chest, instead of the left.
- Pulmonary atresia - a solid sheet of tissue forms where the valve opening should be and the pulmonary artery is therefore not connected to the heart. As a result, deoxygenated blood from the right side of the heart cannot go to the lungs to pick up oxygen.
- Ventricular septal defect - a hole in the wall between the lower heart chambers; and
- Atrial septal defect - a hole in the wall between the two upper heart chambers.