ASTER PAEDIATRIC HEART CARE
The paediatric heart care team at the Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences provides evidence-based, multidisciplinary treatment for advanced management of heart diseases/disorders in infants and children. The team is led by highly skilled paediatric interventional cardiologists and paediatric cardiac surgeons. The paediatric heart team is aptly backed by critical care specialists and gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons who are trained in the special needs of tender hearts. We undertake medical and surgical treatment for children with congenital and acquired heart diseases such as cardiomyopathy, rheumatic fever, and infective endocarditis.
At Aster Medcity, we always strive to deliver complete, comprehensive and compassionate care at one-place. All the treatment options are made available to them. The best possible treatment plan is derived keeping the patient's conditions in mind.
After its official establishment in early 2014, the division of Pediatric Cardiology has now resurrected in October 2022 under the directorship of Dr Edwin Francis who has proved his mettle in the field over the last two decades. With the prospect of making the department a center of excellence for pediatric cardiology, the team provides comprehensive care to all patients. With an exclusively dedicated cardiac catheterization lab, we are ready 24/7 to accept cases of any complexity for treatment. Complete spectrum of pediatric and adult congenital diagnostic and interventional procedures including ASD/VSD/PDA device closure (including PDA device closure in preterm and low birth weight), PDA stenting, Coarctation stenting, Balloon valvotomy, balloon atrial septostomy, transcatheter valve implantation, pulmonary artery stenting, paravalvular leak closure, etc. are done with excellent outcomes. The department also is the only center in Kerala with a record of doing trans-catheter closure of Sinus venosus ASDs which till now was the surgeon’s forte.
ASD/VSD/PDA device closure
Balloon atrial septostomy
Para-valvular leak closure
Transcatheter valve implantation
Transcatheter closure of sinus venosus ASD
Pediatric electrophysiology and arrhythmia services
Pediatric pacemaker & ICD implantation and management
Fetal cardiology unit – diagnosis and management of fetus with arrhythmia and congenital heart defects
Comprehensive care for pregnancy complicated by CHD/PAN
The Paediatric Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery department of Aster Medcity offers surgical treatments for ailments involving the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. We focus on long-term results and the centre is known for its comprehensive cardiac surgical options addressing congenital abnormalities, trauma and other complex conditions requiring intervention. Full-fledged cardiac OT suites with the newest technology are used to treat a variety of difficult heart conditions with sophisticated surgical treatment. Our paediatric heart team is known for its innovative surgical treatments and the best operative skills and post-operative care.
Congenital Heart Disease Surgery
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation
Fallot’s tetralogy repair
Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) correction
Truncus arteriosus repair
Neonatal Heart Surgery
BT Glenn Shunt
ASD and VSD Closure
Arterial Switch Operation
Double Switch Operation
Valve Repairs and Replacements
Extra Cardiac Fontan
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
We take great care to work with doctors who understand the true spirit of why we exist. Our team of experts spend quality time with the patient, focus on the person rather than the disease, understand the medical problem holistically and recommend the best way forward with a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible clinical outcome.
Offers advanced paediatric, fetal and neonatal cardiac services, including neonatal and paediatric echocardiography
Offers dedicated fetal cardiac program that includes a fetal echocardiogram, counseling and further management. This also includes the management of fetal cardiac arrhythmias, intrauterine transfer, and peri-natal care of fetal CHD in required patients, in coordination with concerned departments.
Offers interventional paediatric cardiac services including ASD, VSD, PDA device closures, and interventions for complex congenital heart diseases
The expert team of Clinical Cardiologists , Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons, Radiologists, Intensivists, Rehabilitation specialists and cardiac nurses
Advanced paediatric and neonatal cardiac surgical and anesthetic services, with a dedicated ICU, offer a full range of surgeries for simple and complex congenital heart disease.
Cardiac Cath labs
Modernized Cardiac operation theatres
Well-monitored Cardiac ICU to handle cardiac emergencies
Fully Equipped ICCU and Post Cath ICU
24-hour Quick Access Chest Pain Clinic
Diagnostics – ECG, ECHO, TMT, Holter monitoring, CAG, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiac MRI
128-slice Dual Source CT scan to perform CT Coronary Angiography
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization Elective Coronary Angiography
Angioplasty Peripheral Angiogram
Angioplasty OCT guided Angioplasty
Endovascular aortic repair Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD)
Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
Pacemaker Implantation (Temporary and Permanent)
TAVR & EVAR
Rotablation & Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
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