Paediatric cardiology

What is it?

Paediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat heart problems in children including:

  • Children born with heart problems (congenital heart disease). An abnormal development of a baby’s heart during pregnancy is usually diagnosed before the baby is born via ultrasound or shortly after delivery. This can include holes between the chambers of the heart, valve problems and abnormal blood vessels.
  • Children who develop heart problems during childhood (acquired heart disease). Some of the most common heart diseases include abnormal heart rhythms, endocarditis (inflammation of the heart lining), heart damage due to infections or viruses and hypertension (high blood pressure).

 

Who do we help?

The goal of a paediatric cardiologist is to help your child overcome or better manage chronic or severe heart problems as quickly as possible including:

  • arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms)
  • atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • syncope or fainting episodes
  • cardiomyopathy
  • chest pain
  • congestive heart failure
  • endocarditis (inflammation of the heart lining)
  • heart damage due to infections or viruses
  • heart murmur
  • hyperlipidaemia (elevated cholesterol)
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • long QT syndrome
  • myocarditis
  • pulmonary hypertension.

 

What do we do?

It can be a scary time for the whole family when a child is diagnosed with a heart problem, that’s why we only partner with specialists who provide care that’s personalised, compassionate and leading edge.

The independent paediatric cardiologists who practise from our
rooms will:

  • use state-of-the-art diagnostics including 3D echocardiography, MRI, CT, echocardiography, electrocardiogram and holter monitoring to diagnose your child’s heart condition
  • provide the very best treatment for your child
  • provide personalised one-on-one care to ensure your whole family feels comfortable and is involved and consulted throughout the entire treatment
  • provide ongoing care and support to your child and family.

If you have any concerns about your child’s heart, you may wish to seek the advice and support of a paediatric cardiologist. 

To make an appointment with a specialist, call Paeds in a Pod on 07 3177 2000 or use the booking form.


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