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Department of Peadiatric Cardiology

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Introduction

The paediatric cardiology department at RxDx Healthcare, Bengaluru, comprises of a panel of highly experienced US-trained doctors, technicians and diagnostic lab. They specialise in treating and managing child heart conditions. The department also provides telecardiology services and conducts training programmes on tele-echocardiography. The department’s goal is to progressively reduce congenital heart disease-related mortality in the country and across the globe.

Dr Sunita Maheshwari

MBBS, ABP, American Board Certification in Pediatrics

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr Sejal Shah

MBBS, MD (Pediatrics)
Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr Sweta Mohanty

MBBS, MD Pediatrics, American
Board Certification in Pediatrics

Pediatric Cardiology

Who are Paediatric Cardiologists?

A Paediatric Cardiologist is a super specialist with expertise in diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart problems in children and infants (new born) through physical examinations, imaging etc.

Foetal Cardiologists perform Foetal Echocardiography on pregnant women to look for problems in the baby’s developing heart to rule out potentially life-threatening structural heart diseases that may need immediate attention right after the delivery. This test is routinely performed at 18-22 weeks of gestation, sometimes a little earlier.

Our doctors specialize in treating and managing the following child heart conditions

1. Structural heart defects
2. Abnormalities in the electrical system of the heart

Above mentioned conditions can:
a) be present from birth, or
b) may result from an inflammatory disease (causing infection due to some exposure to certain drugs and virus), or
c) may have a genetic cause

Some signs of heart disorders in children

  • Cardiac murmurs or additional sounds during examination
  • Cyanosis or bluish tinge in the skin suggesting lung or circulatory problems
  • Dizziness
  • Chest Pain
  • Palpitations (fast or irregular heart rate)
  • Shortness of breath

RxDx child heart specialists use these and many other diagnostic tools and intervention methods for treating child heart conditions

  • Cardiac catheterization and intervention
  • Cardiac CT / MRI
  • Foetal echocardiogram