Heart diseases, in general, invoke a sense of fear in many. It’s even worse when it’s associated with children. Cardiac disease is a broad term that can mean different types of problems with the heart. Some of the heart conditions never show any symptoms, and are never diagnosed, while others are quite severe and life threatening at birth which requires immediate attention. Heart surgery, especially, pediatric cardiac surgery is something we must be aware of.
With the advancement in technology and latest surgical procedures, pediatric cardiac diseases can be diagnosed and treated successfully. Let’s see more in detail about Pediatric Cardiology – heart diseases, symptoms, treatments, and pediatric cardiac surgeries.
So what is Pediatric Cardiology?
Pediatric Cardiology deals with diseases / defects of the heart in a growing individual. It could mean an individual having heart disease since birth, or developing it in the growing up stages.