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:
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: