Cardiovascular Surgery

Pediatric CVS

Congenital heart diseases are anomalies that occur during prenatal development of the unborn baby in mother's womb and the majority of heart problems occurring in children are congenital problems.These anomalies can be classified as follows:

  • Holes in the heart
  • Anomalies that cause stenosis or regurgitation in heart valves,
  • Anomalies in vessels going into or coming out of the heart,
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Rhythm Problems

Congenital heart disease is a rare disorder and in most cases, the cause of the disease is unknown. However, the following factors are known to be effective in congenital anomalies:

  • Certain viral diseases. For example, rubella, etc. during pregnancy,
  • Genetic factors
  • Medicines used during pregnancy, alcohol, drugs, exposure to x-ray beam,
  • Consanguineous marriage,
  • Diabetic mother

Some of the children with cardiac anomaly can be adequately treated with medications. Where drug therapy is not enough, a series of interventional therapies and surgical treatment are applied.

In the case of pediatric cvs operations, pediatric cardiologists and surgeons decide together for a child to undergo surgery.