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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.

Paediatric Cardiology

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.

Paediatric Cardiology Services
  • ASD/VSD/PDA device closure

  • PDA stenting

  • Coarctation stenting

  • Balloon valvotomy

  • 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

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

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.

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Services
  • 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

  • Coaractation Repair

  • ASD and VSD Closure

  • Intra-cardiac Repairs

  • Arterial Switch Operation

  • Double Switch Operation

  • Rastelli Operation

  • Senning Procedure

  • Valve Repairs and Replacements

  • ROSS procedure

  • Extra Cardiac Fontan

  • Intra-operative Stenting

  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

  • Pacemakers

  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)


  • 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)

    • Percutaneous Valvuloplasty

    • TAVR & EVAR  

    • Rotablation & Fractional flow reserve (FFR)


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