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Congenital heart disease patient suffers from malnutrition irrespective of the types of cardiac defects. These children are often admitted in hospitals owing to congenital heart defects. Corrective catherization, proper nutritional intake and counselling can improve the malnutrition. To assess the vitamin status in children with congenital heart disease patients admitted in paediatric general ward of tertiary hospital. The study was a prospective observational study, a total of 100 patients were evaluated for their nutritional deficiency such as serum vitamin D3, folic acid and Vitamin B12 by employing ELISA KITS.  The study observed a significant levels of vitamin D3 and folic acid depletion in congenital heart disease patients. There was no severe depletion of vitamin B12 in the current study. The study had made an insight into the malnutrition status of congenital heart disease patients and recommends consumption of micronutrients in congenital heart defect patients.

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Congenital heart disease Vitamin D3 Vitamin B12 Malnutrition

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Lally Hanna Luke, Anandhi D, Shiva Kumar K, Valli G, Revathi K, & Binoy Varghese Cheriyan. (2021). Assessment of Serum Vitamin D, Folic acid and Vitamin B12 in Congenital Heart Disease Patients in a Teritary Hospital. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12(1), 844-848. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v12i1.4208