IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

Tricuspid atresia

Tricuspid atresia is a heart defect present at birth (congenital) in which one of the valves (tricuspid valve) between two of the heart's chambers isn't formed. Instead, there's solid tissue between the chambers.

If your baby is born with tricuspid atresia, blood can't flow through the heart and into the lungs to pick up oxygen as it normally would. The result is the lungs can't supply the rest of your baby's body with the oxygen it needs. Babies with tricuspid atresia tire easily, are often short of breath and have blue-tinged skin.

Tricuspid atresia is treated with surgery. Most babies with tricuspid atresia who have surgery will live well into adulthood, though follow-up surgeries are often needed.


Symptoms Causes Risk factors Complications Prevention

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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