What does paediatric cardiology do?

What does paediatric cardiology do?

In paediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease and acquired heart disease are diagnosed and treated from newborn to 18 years of age.

Some heart diseases cause visible, noticeable symptoms, so patients can see a doctor quickly. However, in some cases the symptoms are mild and it can take years to discover the disease.
In the case of congenital heart disease, early detection and accurate diagnosis are important because the varying severity of the disease may require immediate intervention. Cardiac malformations often require surgery, and rarely even surgery may not bring a complete cure. In other cases, specialist monitoring, medication and regular follow-up are sufficient.


About congenital heart disease

Most heart problems in children are congenital. In more severe cases, heart problems can often be detected immediately after birth, causing a life-threatening condition in the newborn that requires immediate surgical intervention.
Common symptoms of congenital heart disease

  • the baby tires quickly during feeding and breathes heavily
  • high respiratory rate even at rest
  • the baby’s weight gain stops abruptly and sometimes starts to decline;
  • frequent yellowing and paleness of the skin

Less serious congenital heart defects often first appear at a few weeks or months of age and may not be noticed by parents, but the abnormalities are detected by the paediatrician at screening:

  • a heart rate that is too low or too high
  • heart murmur
  • irregular heartbeat,
  • high blood pressure, possibly a difference in blood pressure between the limbs

In all cases it is essential to see a paediatric cardiologist as soon as possible.

About acquired heart disease

Acquired heart disease:

  • inflammatory diseases
  • myocardial diseases
  • heart rhythm disorders

Possible symptoms of acquired heart disease:

  • loss of appetite
  • feeding difficulties
  • fatigue, stagnation or loss of weight in the infant,
  • heart murmur
  • rapid breathing or
  • too slow a pulse
  • oedema

The appearance of a bluish-grey colour on the lips and nail beds of the child indicates a serious problem.

Symptoms of childhood hypertension are mainly headache, visual disturbance.

Ultrasound fetal heart scan

Fetal echocardiogram

Ultrasound of the fetal heart, a test specifically designed to detect abnormalities in heart development, can be used to detect almost all serious cardiac developmental diseases. The fetal heart sound develops around the 5th or 6th week of pregnancy and is not detectable at first, but can be heard from the second trimester onwards.

The fetal heart is constantly developing, so screening for cardiac abnormalities during pregnancy is of paramount importance. Fetal cardiac malformations affect nearly 1% of newborns.

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