The division of Paediatric Cardiology has full time dedicated and exclusive Paediatric Cardiologists with a wide ranging experience in delivering holistic care to a child with cardiac problems. The specialists have expertise in all forms of cardiological evaluations and interventions to benefit children with cardiac ailments ranging from neonates to adults with congenital heart defects.
As echocardiography forms a very important method of evaluation of a patient with cardiac issues, the division is equipped with the latest equipments capable of performing all forms of echocardiography including:
- 3D Evaluation and
- Transesophageal Echocardiography in babies
Other non-invasive methods of evaluation such as CT / MRI are also available in house. In addition, facilities for prenatal detection (Fetal echocardiography) of congenital heart defects are available along with management of high risk pregnancies.
A dedicated catheter laboratory for children has been provided where any kind of diagnostic or therapeutic intervention or procedure can be performed on patients of all ages.
- Device closure of PDA, ASD, VSD
- Balloon valvotomies,
- Coarctaion dilatation and stenting
- Balloon arterioplasties and stenting
- Balloon atrial septostomies
These are routinely performed with results matching the best global centres.
In addition, the division also undertakes to perform remote non-invasive cardiac evaluation of children with cardiac problems and arrange transport to the facility at KH. The paediatric cardiology division is ably supported by other in house paediatric sub-specialties, including a superbly-equipped neonatal intensive care unit.