Paediatric Heart Problem in India

It is estimated that between 130000 to 270000 children are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) each year in India, of which approximately 80000 newborns would require intervention during the infancy each year. Between 3 – 10% of the present infant mortality may be accounted for by CHD. It is estimated that only 2 – 3% of the affected infants with serious heart disease in India receive timely attention. In all probability, the remaining 97 – 98% do not survive.

About Us

The department of Paediatric Cardiology at STAR Hospitals offers you a team-based specialized approach that provides the best care for the tender hearts. Our Paediatric cardiac surgery team includes multi-disciplinary professionals like Paediatric Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, critical care specialists and other super-specialists from gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, etc who are specially trained in the special needs of infants and children. 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.

At STAR Hospitals, our Paediatric cardiac specialists focus on long-term results. The Paediatric cardiovascular service led by Dr. Gopichand Mannam, offers you the pre-eminent and comprehensive cardiac surgery programs to address congenital abnormalities, trauma and other complex conditions requiring intervention. 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, setting high standards in Paediatric cardiac surgery.

Paediatric Heart Care at STAR Hospitals

Paediatric 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, when the heart forms in the foetus, and continues throughout life. It is where we provide children with a brighter future.

An understanding of the basics, and how to approach the problem in paediatric heart disease might help in recommending the right direction for parents, and those who are sent at the right time could be offered the ideal treatment. Some of the cases are laid out which might help in understanding the same.

Here are some of the most challenging instances which can occur in a child’s life.


We treat a host of diseases and conditions effecting the heart of children.


  • Loss of Consciousness

  • Palpitation


  • Coronary Artery Disease

  • Cardiomyopathy

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Myocardial Infarction

Paediatric Cardiology Services at STAR:

  • Outpatient & Inpatient Services for all Paediatric Cardiac Patients

  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit & Services

  • Echocardiography including Trans-esophageal echocardiography with Paediatric TEE probes

  • Fetal Echocardiography

  • Paediatric Cardiac Interventions

  • Device closures of ASD, PFO, VSD, PDA, AV fistulae, Aorto pulmonary Collaterals, Fontan fenestrations

  • Percutaneous Ballon Value Dilatations -Aortic/ Pulmonary/ Mitral Values

  • Stent implantations – Pulmonary arterties / Co-arctation of Aorta, Patent Ductus Arteriosis

  • VC filters

  • Neonatal Intervention – Ballon Atrial septostomy, PBPV, PBAV, PDA Stenting

  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantation in Children Transvenous or Epicardial

  • Routine Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterisation

Multidisciplinary Team

Our cornerstone is our closely-knit multidisciplinary team of physicians and other Paediatric care providers, who work collaboratively to provide personalized care for each patient. All of these dedicated professionals specialize in the management of Paediatric patients.

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