Pediatric cardiologists are specialists who diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and help in prevention of the cardiac (heart) conditions in infants and children. They work with children even since before their birth, through childhood and into adulthood.
Pediatric cardiology is the branch of medicine with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the heart conditions in babies (including unborn babies), children and teenagers. Pediatric cardiology as a field has greatly evolved in the past few years and has helped thousands of children to lead normal lives today.
Pediatric cardiologists work with specialists and other healthcare professionals as well to provide a holistic care your child needs. For instance, he might consult and/ or work with cardiac surgeons, nurses, dietitians, therapists, anesthesiologists and or other healthcare professionals.
If your pediatrician has queries related to your child’s heart then he or she may be advised to visit a pediatric cardiologist. Since a pediatric cardiologist specializes in the diagnosing and treating heart problems in children. Children who need heart surgery are treated under the care of a pediatric heart surgeons to determine the best course of action and treatment.