The term “Pediatric” refers to the medical problems related to a child. These problems either be from birth or may develop after the birth of the child. Hence, a Pediatric Heart treatment is given to a child who is either born with a heart disease or to repair a heart disease which a child got after the birth. These kinds of heart defects could become an obstacle to the growth of the heart as well as in the whole body development of the baby.
Some of the most common symptoms in a child of any heart disease are:
A cardiac surgeon will be carrying out some important tests before the actual surgery or treatment. These tests are done in order to diagnose the heart issue and defects. Some of these tests are X-Ray, pulse oximetry, cardiac catheterization, Echocardiogram and Electrocardiogram (EKG.)
The treatment of congenital heart defects is done by Catheter procedures or Surgery.
Sometimes doctors combine catheter and surgical procedures to repair complex heart defects, which may involve several kinds of defects. Treatment depends on the factors like child’s age, size, and general health. Also sometimes it is seen that only one surgery is not enough for the child. So sometimes those type of complex congenital heart defects may need multiple surgeries at a fixed period of time.
The treatment may be done through an open-heart surgery or using a catheter procedure.
Some of the conditions in which surgeon chooses the Open surgery are :
Generally, people who have undergone any Heart surgery are able to go home after 3-4 days from the surgery. Recovery may take weeks. You most likely can get back to light activity after 3 weeks. Tiring exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery
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