Pediatric Cardiology Services at SevenHills Hospital


  • Who Is A Pediatric Cardiologist?

    A pediatric cardiologist is a pediatrician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating children's cardiac problems. Evaluation and treatment for heart problems in children may begin with the foetus since heart problems can now be detected before birth.

  • What Are The Treatment Options At SevenHills Hospital?

    • Comprehensive imaging for children
    • Cardiac Catheterization and interventional services for children
    • Foetal cardiac services
  • What Are The Common Symptoms Of Heart Defects In Children?

    The possible pointers to heart diseases in infants (less than one year of age) include:

    • Difficulty with feeding
    • Excessive sweating
    • Breathing difficulty
    • Blueness of lips, fingers and toes
    • Poor growth
    • Frequent episodes of chest infection
  • Who Takes Care Of Children With Heart Diseases?

    Children with heart diseases require highly coordinated efforts from a team of specially trained personnel. Pediatric cardiologists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, intensive care physicians and intensive care nurses constitute this team. In addition to personnel, complete care is also taken by using a variety of sophisticated and advanced equipments.

  • Do Children Need A Cardiac Evaluation

    While most children are able to play sports and lead a normal life without any cardiac evaluation, a child may need a cardiac evaluation if the child complains of palpitations, chest pain, recurrent dizziness or fainting, or has a family history of arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death or congenital heart disease should have a cardiac evaluation.

  • What Tests Will My Child Have To Undergo?

    Your child will have a complete physical examination including height, weight, and blood pressure readings, an electrocardiogram (recording of the heart rhythm) and if indicated, an echocardiogram (sonogram of the heart), followed by a consultation with the pediatric cardiologist. Additional testing may include a 24 hour recording of the heart rhythm, recording the heart rhythm while facing the abovementioned symptoms and an exercise stress test (monitoring the heart rate and rhythm during exercise on a treadmill).