Background: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in the pediatric population of both the developing and developed countries.
Objective: To find the prevalence and pattern of CHD in a tertiary care centre of Western Rajasthan
Methods: A descriptive type of study conducted during the period of January 2017 to December 2018, a total of 163842 patients sought medical help in pediatric department of Dr SN Medical college hospital. All data were analyzed by SPSS-software.
Results: The prevalence of heart disease was 0.89% in our study. The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) was 0.84% and acquired heart disease was 0.05% in this study.
Conclusion: Prevalence of heart disease was 0.89% among the hospital attending patients could be an underestimation of the actual disease burden in our community. Increased awareness regarding cardiac diseases reduces the mortality and morbidity associated with these ailments.
Keywords: Children, congenital-heart disease, echocardiography, prevalence