Paediatric Cardiology Treatment in Navi Mumbai

Paediatric Cardiology

Paediatric cardiology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai is about providing the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases in infants and children. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai focuses on multidisciplinary care, offering dietetics, socialist staff nurses, physicians, and therapists. In India, paediatric cardiologists specialise in diagnosing and treating cardiac diseases in babies, children, and infants. Many heart problems can affect children. Some babies are born with certain structural defects, which paediatric cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating.

Heart diseases and conditions among children under the age of 18, although not very common, are increasing in alarming numbers in the country. There are various factors responsible for this rise, including:

  • Genetics
  • Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Smoking and consumption of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy etc.
  • Viral infection during the first trimester

From minor, insignificant ailments that can be cured with the help of short-term medications to ones that are life-threatening and may require surgical intervention, cardiac ailments in children can appear in diverse forms. Paediatric cardiologists work in collaboration with primary care paediatricians to provide comprehensive care.

Cardiac problems in children are very rare and vary from that in adults. In most cases, children suffer from congenital heart defects, which are the most commonly diagnosed congenital disabilities. The defects interfere with the structure of the heart, which includes the valves, arteries and veins of the heart.

Pediatric cardiologists need to have the following qualifications:

  • A medical college degree
  • Three years of paediatric residency
  • Three or more years of training in paediatric cardiology

Few cardiologists are specialised in particular areas to diagnose and treat specific heart problems in children, including

  • Advanced imaging methods
  • Heart failure and heart transplant
  • The heart's electrical system
  • Heart care of infants in cardiac ICU
  • Heart catheterisation procedures
  • Aortic Coarctation
    It is a condition caused by narrowing the aorta and can be treated by removing the narrowed parts or inserting a stent into the narrowed vessel to dilate it.
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
    It involves a deformed and narrow heart valve that restricts the flow of blood. Surgical or non-surgical means can be chosen for valve replacement. Of surgical methods, valvuloplasty is one of the treatment methods used to dilate the valve.
  • Arrhythmia
    Arrhythmia means irregular heart rhythm. Treatment modalities for arrhythmia include medications, implantation of a pacemaker, catheter ablation or resecting of the tissue causing the condition.
  • Endocarditis
    Endocarditis means an infection of the heart which can be treated with medication. Surgery is not preferred, although it can be an option.
  • Cardiomyopathy
    It is a condition characterised by a thickened heart wall that doesn’t pump the blood well. Treatment options include medication and surgery.
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
    One of the blood vessels of the heart, called the pulmonary artery, that takes blood from the heart to the lungs, narrows down, blocking the blood flow. It can be treated with the help of a procedure called angioplasty. In case of failure of non-surgical options, surgical treatment options are opted for.

Congenital heart defects can range from simple to life-threatening conditions. The warning signs and symptoms of congenital heart defects are:

  • Low birth weight
  • Chest pain
  • Delayed growth
  • Bluish lips, fingers and skin
  • Difficulty in feeding

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital delivers the best Paediatric Cardiology treatment in Navi Mumbai. We understand the importance of timely and appropriate management of any cardiac ailment, and thus, with a team of the best Paediatric Cardiologists in Navi Mumbai, we aim to deliver the best possible care and treatment to your child.

The experts at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai in paediatric cardiology are well trained to diagnose and treat most of the common and rare cardiac conditions in children. Paediatric cardiologists collaborate with primary care paediatricians to deliver comprehensive care to child patients. If your paediatrician recommends that your child requires a check with expert cardiologists, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital would be the best option to choose as it is the hospital for Paediatric Cardiology in Navi Mumbai.