Today paediatric heart surgery has become very important and is fast developing. A baby with a congenital (from birth) can come to the paediatrician when the parents identify child is not able to drink milk, has difficulty in breathing. In some cases the child is noticed to have blue or grey skin and lips, he may have lack of growth and delayed milestones.
Congenital heart disease is classified in two broad groups:
A. Cyanotic :
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of great arteries
- Tricuspid atresia
- AV CANAL
- Aortic Stenosis
- Coractation of Aorta
In addition to above there are still rare diseases which may need surgery.
Once the child is suspected with congenital heart disease a proper diagnosis with the help of ECG, Echo cardiogram and Cardiac Catheterisation is done to chart out the proper management and timing of surgery which is crucial for a good outcome.
At Parah Hospital, India children from all over the country and abroad like Africa, Middleast Afganistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia regularly come for surgery of their heart condition.