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Paediatric & Fetal Cardiology

Paediatric And Fetal Cardiology

Paediatric and Foetal Cardiology is a field of medicine related to the treatment of heart diseases in the unborn, growing and developing children. Paediatric cardiologists have a thorough understanding of general paediatrics along with an expertise in heart diseases. In order to provide all-round patient care, Paediatric cardiologists treat arrhythmias (variations in heartbeat rhythm), congenital heart diseases (present at birth) and disturbances of circulatory function. They work with a wide range of specialists as a part of a multidisciplinary team to examine and treat patients more effectively.

Fortis Escorts is the only hospital with a Specialized Multi-Disciplinary Team of Paediatric Cardiologists. Being a single specialty hospital, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute works single-mindedly towards providing the best to heart patients. In the private sector Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is the only hospital with a specialized multi-disciplinary team of Paediatric Cardiologists, Paediatric Surgeons, Anaesthesiologists and Paediatric Intensivists who work only towards child cardiac care. This highly trained team is vastly experienced and has pioneered several cardiac techniques for children. The department has produced results that are comparable to the best in the world.The department does extensive echocardiographic work on children and is one of the rare centres that feels confident in operating the child based on the echocardiographic evaluation alone. Cardiac defects in foetal life (unborn child) are also diagnosed using specialized echocardiography techniques.



 

Treatment

  • Cardiovascular Collapse In Infancy
  • Cardiac Failure In Infants And Children
  • Assessment Of Children Prior To Cardiac Surgery
  • Management Of Critically Ill Children With Cardiac Problems
  • Patients With Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cyanosis In The New-Born And Beyond
  • Children With Heart Murmurs
  • Foetal Cardiac Abnormalities
  • Paediatric Cardiac Transplantation
  • Children And Adolescents With Chest Pain, Palpitations, Or Fainting
  • Cardiovascular Abnormalities In Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Assessment Of Children With Cardiac Disease Who Are Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery

Medical Procedures

  • Cardiovascular Collapse In Infancy
  • Cardiac Failure In Infants And Children
  • Assessment Of Children Prior To Cardiac Surgery
  • Management Of Critically Ill Children With Cardiac Problems
  • Patients With Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cyanosis In The New-Born And Beyond
  • Children With Heart Murmurs
  • Foetal Cardiac Abnormalities
  • Paediatric Cardiac Transplantation
  • Children And Adolescents With Chest Pain, Palpitations, Or Fainting
  • Cardiovascular Abnormalities In Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Assessment Of Children With Cardiac Disease Who Are Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery

Facilities

Diagnostics:

Angiography: Also known as arteriography, it is a medical imaging technique done to provide better visuals of the inside of blood vessels and organs of the body, with specific focus on the arteries, veins, and the heart chambers.

Foetal Echocardiogram:This test is similar to an ultrasound and allows the doctor to get a better visual and understanding of the structure and functioning of your unborn child's heart. It's usually done in the second trimester, between weeks 18 to 24. It involves the use of sound waves that echo off the structures of the foetus' heart providing a better visual of its structure.

Surgical:

Repairing and Treating birth defects in the heart of children and adults.

Non Surgical:

Detection of heart diseases in children and adults (Paediatric cardiology), including babies still in the womb of the mother (Foetal Echocardiography).

Fortis Expertise

Dr Anupama Nair: With over 6 years of experience, Dr Nair has a Speciality in Foetal Cardiology. She is a life member of the Society of Foetal Medicine.

Dr Sushil Azad:Dr Azad is the Senior Consultant and specializes in Paediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease. He is a life member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiac Society of India

Dr Savitri Shrivastava: Dr Savitri Shrivastava's main areas of interest have been in Paediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, Non Coronary Interventions and Echocardiography. She has over 58 years of experience and specializes in Paediatric Cardiology.

Dr Parvathi Unninayar Iyer:Dr Iyer is currently the Director, Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. She has over 30 years of experience and is a pioneer in the specialty of Paediatric Cardiac Critical Care.

FAQ's

It is an ultrasound test with the primary focus on the structure and functioning of the foetal heart that allows the doctor to get a better visual and understanding of the structure and functioning of your unborn child's heart. It's usually done in the second trimester, between weeks 18 to 24. It uses sound waves that echo off of the structures of the foetus' heart providing a better visual of its structure.

It is concerned with diseases of the heart in the growing and developing children. Paediatric Cardiologists not only have expertise in heart disease but also have a thorough understanding of general paediatrics, in order to provide a complete and efficient patient care.

It includes a widerange of birth defects that affect the normal functioning of the heart. Congenital heart diseases usually develop during the embryologic formation of the heart (first trimester).

Following are some of the causes of congenital heart diseases:

  1. Problems related to genes and/or chromosomes in the child, like Down syndrome.
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  3. Certain medications, alcohol, smoking or drug abuse during pregnancy.
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  5. If the mother suffers from a viral infection, such as rubella in the first trimester of pregnancy.
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