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Paediatric cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive modality that is used for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of heart ailments in small children and infants. The procedure involves the use of a long flexible tube known as a catheter, which is directly inserted in the major blood vessel of the child and then direct towards the affected area. It is a highly specialised procedure that requires immense expertise. The procedure allows the doctors to conduct a detailed examination as well as fix certain problems that may be congenital or developed soon after birth.

Indications

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization in children may be used for or the following reasons:
  • For detailed and precision-based imaging of the heart for detecting and assessing heart defects
  • To assess the flow of blood through the heart
  • To determine the pressure in different areas of the heart and lungs
  • Examine and assess the functioning of the heart valves
  • Evaluate the oxygen levels in different areas of the heart, lungs and blood vessels
  • Assess the electrical activity of the heart
  • To collect a tissue sample for biopsy
  • To assess the normal functioning of the heart post-heart transplantation

Interventional cardiology catheterisation in children may be used for or the following treatments:

  • Closing abnormal openings or septal defect
  • Repairing abnormal blood vessels
  • Opening narrowed or obstructed blood vessels and valves
  • Treating arrhythmia

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Dr. Jitendra Singh Makkar

HOD & Director Cardiology

Dr. Sanjeev Sharma

Director- Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Amit Kumar Chaurasia

Director - TAVR and Structural Heart Disease Program

Dr. Atul Kasliwal

Associate Director - Cardiology

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sidana

Associate Director - Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Prem Ratan Degawat

Senior Consultant - Cardiology

Dr. Hemant Chaturvedi

Senior Consultant - Non invasive cardiology

Dr. Prashant Dwivedi

Associate Director- TAVR and Structural Heart Disease Programme

Dr. Kush Kumar Bhagat

Associate Director - Electrophysiology and Heart Failure, Eternal Hospital

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