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Dr Debasree Gangopadhyay currently working as Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata. She is a specialist interventional Cardiologist and has expertise in fetal cardiac imaging (fetal echocardiography). She is also involved in teaching and training of doctors in the field of Pediatric Cardiology. She has several publications in the field of Pediatric Cardiology.
Congenital heart disease is frequently diagnosed during pregnancy. Our cardiologists work hand in hand with obstetricians & perinatologist when a heart problem has been detected in the fetus to accurately diagnose the nature of problem. Echocardiography is done preferably between 18-20 weeks, preferably can be done up to 28 weeks to diagnose heart defect before birth.
Non- Invasive Cardiology
We offer complete array of non-invasive cardiac testing, which include echo-cardiograph, heart rhythm monitoring and exercise testing, etc.
In the past, children born with a heart patience usually required surgery. However, our therapeutic cardiac catheterization allows most patient to avoid cardiac surgery
Congenital heart disease
It is a common misconception that we can only look after children with heart disease. We are well equipped to look after adults who have heart disease since they were born. Also success in treating children will lead to more adults with congenital heart diseases; along the way they encounter challenging problem which can be evaluated and treated by us.
Who is a Pediatric Cardiologist?
If your pediatrician has a question about your child’s heart, he or she may refer your child to a pediatric cardiologist. Pediatric cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating heart problems in children. In those children who might need heart surgery, pediatric cardiologists work closely with surgeons to determine the best treatments and interventions.
A number of heart conditions can affect children. Some are structural differences they are born with. Others involve the electrical system that controls the heartbeat. Pediatric cardiologists are specially trained to diagnose and manage these problems. If you have a concern about your child’s heart, please discuss with your pediatrician whether referral to a pediatric cardiologist is needed.
What types of treatment do pediatric cardiologists provide?
Pediatric cardiologists diagnose, treat, and manage heart problems in children, including
- “Congenital heart disease” (heart differences children are born with), such as holes between chambers of the heart, valve problems, and abnormal blood vessels
- “Arrhythmias”, or abnormal heart rhythms caused by the electrical system that controls the heart beat
Some pediatric cardiologists also treat “pulmonary hypertension” (high blood pressure in the lungs), but in some regions of the country, pulmonary hypertension is treated by pediatric pulmonologists (lung specialists).
Some pediatric cardiologists may treat “systemic hypertension” (high blood pressure in the body), but in some regions of the country, systemic hypertension is treated by pediatric nephrologists (kidney specialists).
Pediatric Cardiologists – the best care for Children
Children are not just small adults. The kinds of heart problems children have are very different from adults. For example, children are more likely to be diagnosed with a heart difference that they were born with, but heart attacks in children are very rare. Pediatric cardiologists are specifically trained to look for heart problems that affect children.
Pediatric cardiologists work closely with primary care pediatricians to provide coordinated and comprehensive care. Because heart problems can sometimes be complex and come with other difficulties for children, pediatric cardiologists also often work in teams with other health care providers. These include pediatric heart surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, neonatologists, cardiac pediatric intensivists, pediatric radiologists, as well as pediatric nurses, nutritionists, and speech, occupational, and physical therapists. These teams have extensive training and expertise in the special needs of children with heart problems and are particularly attuned to their needs.
Pediatric cardiologists have extensive training and expertise in dealing with children and in treating children with heart problems. If your pediatrician suggests that your child see a pediatric cardiologist, you can be assured that your child will receive the best possible care.
Dr Debasree Gangopadhyay currently working as Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata. She is a specialist interventional Cardiologist and has expertise in fetal cardiac imaging (fetal echocardiography). She is also involved in teaching and training of doctors in the field of Pediatric Cardiology.
Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences
Premises No: 1489, 124, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Mukundapur, Kolkata, West Bengal