He/She has been referred to a paediatrician (Children’s Doctor) for assessment, which will be at your local hospital in a few weeks time.
At this appointment your baby will be examined, and may have a number of tests:
- Measurement of oxygen levels in the blood via a finger probe
- ECG – electrocardiogram – tracing of the heart rate
- Echocardiogram – scan of the heart
These tests help the paediatrician in deciding if your baby has a problem with the heart.
In the meantime if your baby develops any of the following symptoms or becomes unwell, please contact your GP, midwife, health visitor or local A & E
Symptoms to look out for:
- Poor feeding
- Not gaining weight
- Breathlessness, especially when feeding
- Poor colour