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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.