This specialty deals with the diagnosis and management of all heart problems in babies or children up to 16 years of age.
Patients are often referred to a paediatric cardiologist following the suspicion of heart disease from either clinical signs such as cyanosis (blueness), after the detection of heart murmurs in children or due to symptoms such as breathlessness and poor weight gain. A family history of heart problems in siblings or relatives is also often a reason for review.
Benefits of Children's cardiology at Bupa Cromwell Hospital
Congenital heart disease in children may be managed in the clinic without the need for interventional procedures or child heart surgery. If these are required, the care plan created will provide direct access to the best paediatric interventional and surgical doctors in the country.
Please note that we do not provide a paediatric intensive care unit at Bupa Cromwell Hospital. However, any deteriorating child will be quickly assessed and stabilised by a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) trained in paediatric intensive care, supported by an on-call Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, before being transferred to the most appropriate paediatric intensive care provider by the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS).