Pediatric cardiac surgery - Further information
In the search for specialists in paediatric cardiac surgery, you will find cardiac experts for treatment and surgical procedures in the speciality of paediatric cardiac surgery. You need a paediatric surgeon for the treatment of a congenital heart lesion or for a closure operation of a ventricular septal defect in your child’s heart? Here you will find selected specialists in paediatric cardiac surgery.
Specialist for paediatric cardiac surgery/paediatric cardiac surgeon
A paediatric cardiac surgeon is an expert in operations of the heart and the vessels adjacent to the heart in children. Heart transplants, surgery for heart defects and aneurysm operations on the thoracic and abdominal aorta are the most forms of intervention. The most common types of surgery in paediatric cardiac surgery include treatment of ventricular septal defects, closure operations of holes in the septa between the heart and the large vessels as well as the correction of congenital heart defects.
In addition to professional surgical knowledge, paediatric cardiac surgeons must also have knowledge of diagnostic procedures, as well as disease-related pre- and postoperative treatment. To become a specialist in paediatric cardiac surgery, a physician must complete six years of postgraduate training.
Therapeutic range of services of paediatric cardiac surgery
The therapeutic range of services of paediatric cardiac surgery involves, for the most part, 3D echocardiography, ECG, aortopexy, balloon angioplasty (heart valves and vessels near the heart), the treatment of congenital heart defects in adults, treatment of pre- and post-natal heart disease, computer tomography (CT), ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hybrid therapy, interventional closure of atrial septal defects and PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), catheter intervention, the correction of complex congenital heart defects, magnetic resonance tomography (MRI), spiro-ergometry, stent implantation, stress echo-tissue Doppler cardiopulmonary exercise testing and scintigraphy.