Paediatric Cardiology

Pediatric cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating heart problems in children. In those children who might need heart surgery, pediatric cardiologists work closely with pediatric heart surgeons to determine the best treatments and interventions.

The types of treatment do pediatric cardiologists provide include “Congenital heart disease” (heart differences children are born with), such as holes between chambers of the heart, valve problems, and abnormal blood vessels.

 

  • Congenital heart defects in new-born babies
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Hypo-plastic left heart syndrome

“Arrhythmias”, or abnormal heart rhythms caused by the electrical system that controls the heartbeat.