Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Pediatric-Cardiac-SurgeryCardiac abnormalities in children below 13 years fall in the speciality of paediatric cardiac surgeries. Most of the defects in the heart are identified at the time of birth itself and these are called as congenital defects. At times they are big enough to cause immediate distress to the new born. In other cases they are small initially and cause symptoms when the child grows older and more active. The defective heart is unable to catch up with the activities and demands of the growing body and thus starts showing symptoms of breathlessness, bluish discoloration of the body, loss of consciousness etc. Such defects need to be corrected immediately.