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About CARE Hospitals

With 14 hospitals spread across 6 cities, CARE Hospitals is a regional leader in tertiary care. It is ranked among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains and is driven by the core principle ‘to provide care that people trust’ through cost-effective medical care in more than 30 specialties.

Cardiac Surgery (Paediatric)

CARE Hospitals offers some of the country’s top-notch paediatric cardiac surgery programmes. Heart surgery in children is usually a treatment option to resolve congenital heart defects or to treat heart diseases acquired following birth. This means that surgery can be used to treat structural anomalies and functional issues as well. Paediatric cardiology is a highly specialised discipline but is also highly evolved and has helped thousands of children in the country lead healthy and normal lives.

Cardiac surgery in children often requires a multi-disciplinary team of very experienced doctors including cardiac surgeons (specialising in child surgery), anaesthesiologists, critical care experts, etc. These surgeries are also followed by long-term treatment from paediatric cardiologists, pulmonologists, nutritionists, and counsellors. CARE Hospitals provide overall care for the health and safety of your children.

Conditions Requiring Cardiac Surgery in Children

Conditions such as hole in the chambers of the heart, congenital or acquired valve problems, abnormal blood vessels and other heart defects, injury to the heart, tumour, or heart transplants can be treated surgically. The specific conditions that need surgery include -

  • Aortic and subaortic stenosis and regurgitation
  • Atrial and ventricular septal defects
  • Coronary artery anomalies
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart tumours
  • Major aortopulmonary collaterals
  • Mitral valve stenosis and regurgitation
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus closure
  • Pulmonary artery reconstruction
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis and regurgitation
  • Pulmonary vein stenosis
  • Single ventricle disease
  • Tetralogy of Fallot treatment (blue babies)
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Valve repair
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation

In case of congenital heart defects, it is possible that the child may need multiple surgeries. These are usually performed with the child’s condition and recuperation speed in mind.

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery – Caring for Children

Performing a cardiac surgery on toddlers, children, and adolescents, is very different from operating on adults. In case of babies born with antenatal or congenital heart conditions, the expert surgeons at CARE Hospitals may choose to wait till the child’s heart is more developed and monitor the condition closely. In cases where the health and well-being or development of the child is threatened by the condition, surgery is performed on the infant.

Cardiac surgery in children poses additional challenges when it comes to ascertaining symptoms and combating fear of treatment/restlessness. This makes the expertise of the paediatric cardiologists and the cardiac surgeons utmost important.

Long Term Support

Most children undergoing paediatric cardiac surgery require long-term support. This may be in the form of monitoring health condition, medication, lifestyle modification, and constant support. CARE Hospitals works closely with parents and families to enable the children undergoing cardiac surgery live a near-normal life by offering long-term support. Our surgeons and medical teams are in sync with the rapid progress in surgical technology, making imaging, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation a smooth process.

Why CARE Hospitals?

CARE Hospitals is recognized as the most advanced, all-round health care centre in the country, powered by cross-functional teams comprising of surgeons, critical care and emergency medicine specialists. The founding team of CARE Hospitals comprises of medical innovators and pioneers who are passionately driven to make healthcare affordable for all, while ensuring clinical outcomes at par with international standards.

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