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PAEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

PAEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Heart disease is difficult enough when it strikes adults, but can be tragic in the case of children. It is estimated that about 1,30,000 to 2,70,000 children are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) each year in India, of which approximately 80,000 newborns would require medical intervention during their infancy.

Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are a group of heart diseases that children are born with, usually caused by heart defects that are present at the time of birth. CHDs that affect children include:

  • Heart Valve Disorders like a narrowing of the aortic valve and pulmonary valve, which restrict blood flow of the body and lungs respectively.
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, where the left side of the heart is underdeveloped
  • Disorders involving holes in the heart, typically in the walls between the chambers and between major blood vessels leaving the heart. Some of these disorders include:
    • Ventricular Septal Defects
    • Atrial Septal Defects
    • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Blue Baby Syndrome – Caused by Tetralogy of Fallot, it is a combination of four defects, including:
    • A hole in the ventricular septum
    • A narrowed passage between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery
    • A thickened right side of the heart
    • A displaced aorta

Congenital heart defects may have long-term effects on a child’s health. They’re usually treated with surgery, catheter procedures, medications, and in severe cases, heart transplants.

Some children will require lifelong monitoring and treatment.

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at STAR Hospitals offers a team-based specialized approach that provides the best care for the tender hearts. Our pediatric cardiac surgery team includes multi-disciplinary professionals like pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, critical care specialists and other super-specialists from gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, who are specially trained in their respective fields. In addition to the multi-disciplinary specialized team, the sophisticated operating rooms and post-operative ICCUs with high-end technological support provide us the infrastructural backup that is required to deliver superlative care.

We are proud to be one of the finest hospitals in India, who have created a history of developing innovative surgical treatments, offering the best operative skills and post-operative care and thus ensuring tender hearts are nursed back to health.

Pediatric Heart Care at STAR Hospitals is both an art and science where tender hearts are nurtured and nursed back to health:

  • Where our skill and expertise translates into care and compassion
  • Where our responsibility begins with the first few weeks of life
  • Where we provide children with a brighter future.

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