Tricuspid atresia symptoms become evident soon after birth, and can include:
- Blue tinge to the skin and lips (cyanosis)
- Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)
- Tiring easily, especially during feedings
- Slow growth
Some babies with tricuspid atresia may also develop symptoms of heart failure, including:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling (edema) in the legs, ankles and feet
- Swelling of the abdomen (ascites)
- Sudden weight gain from fluid retention
- Irregular or rapid heartbeat
When to see a doctor
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the above symptoms in your child.
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