Cardiac Anomaly

An abnormality of the electrical system that supports healthy heart function. Symptoms of a cardiac anomaly include murmurs, cyanosis, heart failure, and diminished pulses. Cardiac anomalies can be diagnosed by performing tests such as screening by pulse oximetry, a chest x-ray, an echocardiogram, or CT angiography. Most cardiac anomalies are treated using surgical intervention or medical stabilization of heart failures such as the administration of diuretics, beta-blockers, or supplemental oxygen.