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The Department of Paediatric Cardiology at Apollo Children's Hospitals, Chennai is a tertiary Cardiac care referral unit, known all over India for its superior patient care and clinical outcomes. From infancy to adulthood, our team of Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, nurses and other specialists collectively are dedicated exclusively to providing a full spectrum of cardiac services for patients with congenital heart disease and other rare heart conditions. Each year, our Cardiologists care for more than 10,000 children and adults with congenital and acquired heart defects, including the rarest and most complex cases in the world. This level of experience translates to better outcomes. Our Cardiologists sub-specialise in different areas of Cardiology including Catheter intervention, Foetal Cardiology, Three Dimensional Echocardiography, Pulmonary hypertension, Heart failure & Paediatric Heart and Lung Transplantation.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AND FOETAL CARDIOLOGY PROGRAMME

We specialise in Echocardiography for Congenital and Structural heart disease. Both Transthoracic and Transesophageal Three Dimensional echocardiographic studies are performed with technically advanced machines. Portable echocardiography facilities are available in the Catheterisations lab, Cardiac Operating room, Cardiothoracic ICU and Paediatric intensive care. We perform foetal echocardiography and offer antenatal counselling services for high risk pregnancies. Our team has expertise in Neonatal emergency cardiac care, Neonatal interventions and gives inputs pre and post cardiac surgeries.

CARDIAC CATHETER INTERVENTIONS

We have a team of Interventional Cardiologists who perform complex structural interventions including neonatal interventions, adult congenital interventions and Hybrid procedures. We perform about 500 catheter interventions per annum, in our state-of-the-art catheterisation laboratory.

HEART FAILURE / PULMONARY HYPERTENSION CLINICS AND TRANSPLANT PROGRAMME

We maintain a database of Heart failure and pulmonary hypertensive patients. Detailed clinical assessments are performed for these patients in the Heart failure and Pulmonary hypertension clinics which are conducted twice a week.

TRAINING PROGRAM

The Department is accredited for the National Board of Examinations (NBE) Fellowship programmes. We support the development of future leaders in Paediatric Cardiac care. We currently host National board fellows, International fellows and fellows on rotation from Paediatrics and Adult Cardiology. Fellows receive hands on training in Echocardiography and Cardiac Catheterisation procedures. We have a good academic programme with regular clinical case discussions, journal clubs, seminars and formative assessments. Moreover, papers are presented in National and International conferences.