Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Paediatric cardiac care at Gleneagles Global Health City is by a multidisciplinary team comprising of paediatric cardiologists, cardiac anaesthetists and paediatric cardiac intensivists focusing to provide the best care for the entire spectrum of heart diseases in children from new-born babies to adults with congenital heart disease.

Paediatric cardiology service is by a team of experts comprising of high skilled paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, dedicated paediatric anesthesists and intensivists. Drawing from their combined expertise, the paediatric cardiac team at GGHC delivers excellent clinical outcomes for a wide range of heart surgery in children - from the simpler surgery to closing of ‘hole’ in the heart to life-saving complex heart surgeries and challenging cardiac re-operations.

Some of the cardiac lesions treated and surgeries perfomed include:

  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) - Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS)
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) - ‘Hole in the heart’

Atrial Septal Defects, and Ventricular Septal Defects (ASDs & VSDs) are among the most common congenital heart defects. Depending on the defect's size, hemodynamic significance, these ‘holes’ may require closure during infancy or an early childhood or our doctors may choose to allow the defect to close on its own as the child grows.

  • Common AV canal (AVSD)
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) - ‘Blue baby’ total correction

Tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of 4 congenital cardiac defects, leading to a decrease in blood flow to the lungs. This leads to decreased oxygen in the body and the child turns blue (blue baby). Tetralogy of Fallot requires surgical correction to open up the pathway to the lungs and close the hole in the heart.

  • Neonatal cardiac surgery like Arterial switch operation for Transposition of great arteries (TGA)

Transposition of great arteries (TGA) is a congenital heart defect in which the two major arteries (aorta and pulmonary artery) are connected to the wrong ventricles. This condition is corrected by arterial switch operation in which the aorta and pulmonary artery are switched back and connected to their appropriate ventricles.

  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC)

The pulmonary veins bring back the oxygenated (pink) blood back to the left atrial chamber of the heart. TAPVC is a congenital heart condition in which the pulmonary vein connects wrongly to the right atrial chamber of the heart. The correction involves surgery to reroute the pulmonary veins to the left atrial chamber and closure of the hole in the heart (ASD).

  • Truncus arterious, Aorto-pulmonary window (AP window)
  • Heart valve surgery – mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation
  • Aortic regurgitation, aortic stenosis – Supravalvar, sub aortic membrane resection
  • Ebstein’s anomaly of the tricuspid valve
  • Pulmonary atresia, unifocalisation of MAPCAs
  • Norwood operation for Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Modified BT shunt, central shunt

A shunt is a small tube surgically inserted between the aorta or the subclavian artery and the pulmonary artery. It is a palliative measure to increase the blood flow to the lungs in infants with cyanotic heart defects. It may be used as a temporary measure before total correction of the underlying condition.

  • Pulmonary artery (PA) banding
  • Bidirectional Glenn shunt (BDG), Fontan surgery
  • Coronary artery anomalies, coronary fistulas, ALCAPA
  • Cardiac tumours
  • Cardiac transplantation

Equipped with the latest medical facilities at GGHC, the paediatric cardiac surgical team offers leading-edge cardiac surgery for a variety of congenital heart diseases with excellent results, on par with the top medical centres across the world.

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