Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Children with congenital heart disease are treated in Liv Hospital Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic when medical or invasive methods are not possible.

Congenital heart diseases are also treated

Congenital heart disease refers to many different problems that affect the functioning of the heart. The meaning of the word “congenital” includes the problems that occur during the period from the formation of the fetus to the birth. These may be simple problems that do not require treatment, or they may be life-threatening and require open heart surgery. Congenital heart diseases occur in 8 out of 1000 live births and are responsible for nearly half of the deaths due to congenital anomalies. Today, as a result of advances in diagnosis and treatment and developments in pediatric heart surgery, 80 percent of children with congenital heart disease can reach adulthood.

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Can be detected during pregnancy

The cause of congenital heart disease is often unknown. Conditions such as having a family history of congenital heart disease, chromosomal anomaly (Down Syndrome, etc.) in the baby or some infections and uncontrolled diabetes during the mother's pregnancy increase the risk of congenital heart disease. Today, most of the serious heart problems can be recognized during pregnancy and can be diagnosed by ultrasonography, especially at the 20th week of pregnancy. Mild heart problems do not require treatment, and some holes in the heart can close on their own. In severe cases, open heart surgery or catheter interventions are performed. In some complex cases, more than one operation may be required over the years.

Diagnosis and treatment is done by team

Pediatric cardiovascular surgery operations are treated and followed up with a multidisciplinary approach, which includes Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist, Intensive Care Specialist, Neonatal Specialist and different pediatric sub-branches.

Major Diseases Diagnosed and Treated in the Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

  • Single Ventricle Defects
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (Ventricular Septal Defect)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (Atrial Septal Defect)
  • Double outlet right ventricle (DORV)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Double inlet left ventricle (DILV)
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch (IAA)
  • Truncus Arteriosus (Truncus Arteriosus)
  • Right Aortic Arch (RAA)
  • Total Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly (Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections (TAPVC))
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Pulmonary Atresia (Pulmonary Atresia)

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