Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Pediatric cardiovascular surgery is a branch of medicine in which surgical interventions are performed on congenital or acquired cardiovascular problems in children.
Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Pediatric cardiovascular surgery is a branch of medicine in which surgical interventions are performed on congenital or acquired cardiovascular problems in children. Specialists in this field diagnose and treat diseases related to the cardiovascular system in children and perform surgical operations in cases requiring surgical intervention.

 

 

 

What is Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery?

Pediatric cardiovascular surgery is a branch of medicine regarding the surgical treatment of cardiovascular diseases observed in children from infancy to adolescence. Pediatric cardiovascular surgery operations are usually performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the operation may vary depending on the type and severity of the disease. After the operation, children are usually followed up in the intensive care unit.

Diseases Diagnosed and Treated at the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Clinic

Children with heart disease are treated at the Liv Hospital Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic if treatment with medical or invasive methods is not possible.

Single Ventricle Defects

Transposition of the Great Arteries

Tricuspid Atresia

Coarctation of the Aorta

Tetralogy of Fallot

Ventricular 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

Right Aortic Arch (RAA)

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections (TAPVC)

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Pulmonary Atresia


 

Diagnosis During Pregnancy

The cause of congenital heart diseases is usually unknown. Circumstances such as family history of congenital heart diseases, chromosomal anomalies in babies (Down Syndrome, etc.), or contraction of some infections during the mother's pregnancy and uncontrolled diabetes increase the risk of congenital heart disease.

Nowadays, a large portion of heart issues can be diagnosed during pregnancy and can be diagnosed with ultrasonography especially performed in the 20th week of pregnancy. Mild heart problems do not require treatment, and some holes in the heart can close on their own. In serious cases, open heart surgery or catheter interventions are performed. In some complex cases, more than one operation may be needed to perform over the years.

Diagnosis and Treatment with the Team

Pediatric heart surgery operations are treated and followed up with a multidisciplinary approach that involves Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Intensive Care Specialist, Neonatal Specialist and different pediatric sub-branches.

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