Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric cardiology is a branch of medicine that examines and treats cardiovascular diseases in children between the ages of 0-18.
Pediatric Cardiology

Last Update Date: 4/15/2024 11:20:26 AM

 

Pediatric cardiology is a branch of medicine that examines and treats cardiovascular diseases in children between the ages of 0-18.

What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiology is a medical specialty regarding the diseases of the cardiovascular system in children. Specialists in this field diagnose, treat and supervise heart problems in children, such as congenital heart anomalies, heart valve diseases, heart arrhythmias and other cardiovascular problems.

Procedures Performed at the Liv Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

Heart diseases in children can be divided into two main groups: congenital or acquired. Unlike adults, most of the heart diseases observed during childhood are congenital heart diseases. The issues called rhythm disorders are also encountered in both groups. Advanced diagnostic methods are used, including:

  • Cardiac electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Heart graphy (Telecardiography)
  • Heart ultrasonography (Color Doppler Echocardiography)
  • Cardiac catheterization and angiography
  • 24-Hour ECG monitoring for rhythm disorders (HOLTER ECG)
  • Electrophysiological studies.

Beware of Bruising on Babies!

Some heart defects present with bruising on the skin soon after birth, in infancy, or later in childhood. Although babies' development is usually close to normal, they may suddenly develop severe bouts of empurpling. Children may experience loss of consciousness during these seizures. Older children may experience shortness of breath and fainting fits during exercise. These symptoms are due to the inability of the lungs to oxygenate the blood that provides the oxygen that the body needs.

Congenital heart disease occurs in 8 out of every thousand newborn babies. The most common disease among acquired heart diseases is acute rheumatic fever.

 

Congenital Heart Surgeries

Equipped with high-tech devices, Liv Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Clinic provides health services with up-to-date approaches for the treatment of heart diseases observed in babies and children between the ages of 0-18, with its specialized physician staff and physicians from different disciplines.

While it is not possible to administer anesthesia and perform heart operation on children under 10 kilograms in many clinics, congenital heart operations are also performed successfully at Liv Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Clinic. Experienced pediatric cardiologists, specialists experienced in pediatric anesthesia, operation room and intensive care team aim for outstanding success.