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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.

What 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.

PRESENT ATTACHMENT

Presently working as Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist (invasive and non-invasive) at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences.

PAST ATTACHMENT

  • Junior Consultant in Padiatric Cardiology in Rabindranath Tagore Institute of Cardiac Sciences.
  • Fellow in Padiatric Cardiology in Sydney Children’s Hospital & Children’s Hospital Westmead, Australia

ACADEMIC RECORD

  • 2015 Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology Children’s Hospital at West mead, Sydney, Australia
  • 2012 Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata.
  • National board of examination. 2009 MD in Pediatric Medicine Institute of Child Health. Kolkata. West Bengal Health University
  • 2004 MBBS Bankura Sammilani Medical College. Calcutta University.

PAPERS PRESENTED

  • Presentation and treatment outcome of TAPVC in older population: a single centre experience from India. Poster presentation at: 6 the World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2013
  • Successful prenatal outcome in a patient with single ventricle Physiology and Eisenmengers syndrome. Poster presentation at: 6 the World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2013
  • Tran catheter closure of an aorta cameral fistula with a vascular plug using a retrograde approach- A case report. Poster presentation at: 6 the World.4 Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2013
  • Successful surgical correction of type II Truncus arteriosus at three years of age. Poster presentation at: 6 the World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2013
  • Interesting clinical scenario. Annual meet of Cardio logical Society of India2011
  • Device Occlusion of Pseudo aneurysm of Ascending Aorta: 2 Cases.12th Annual Conference of Pediatric Cardiac society Of India,2010
  • Closure of Large PDA with ASD Occluder: Three Cases.12th Annual Conference of Pediatric Cardiac society Of India, 2010
  • ASD Closure With Largest ASD Device- Case Report.12th Annual 5 Conference of Pediatric Cardiac society Of India,2010)
  • A study of reactive thrombocytosis and platelet volume and its Correlation with other acute phase reactants in febrile children aged 1-10 years. Dissertation for the Degree of MD –Pediatric Medicine under the guidance of Prof. Apurba Ghosh, Director: Institute of Child Health, Kolkata. 2008
  • A study of reactive thrombocytosis and platelet volume and its correlation with other acute phase reactants in febrile children aged 1-10 years. 45 th National Conference of Indian Academy of pediatrics. Bhubaneswar 2008.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Goyal N, Gangopadhyay D, Chakrabarti M, Roy M, Bandyopadhyay B. Neurologic presentation of Kawasaki disease. Published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 17. Indian J Pediatr. 2020; doi: 10.1007/s12098-020-03296-x.
  • Isolated levocardia-A rare fetal anomaly with successful pregnancy outcome. Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research. Volume 6, Isuue 3,July- Sepember2019, pages 396-398.
  • Left subclavian artery stenosis treated with transcatheter stent placement in pediatric patient. Mahua Roy, Amitava Chattopadhyay, Biswajit Bandhyopadhyay, Debosree Gangopadhyay. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology May-August 2019, Volume 112, Issue 2, page nos 73-189.
  • Sinus node dysfunction after extra cardiac conduit and lateral tunnel Font an completion. Balram Babu, Debasree Gangopadhyay. World Heart Journal. March 2016, Volume: 7, Issue: 2, Pages 210-215 .
  • Largest ASD device closure: Pankaj Sugaonkar, DebasreeGanguly, Amitabha Chattopadhyay, BiswajitBandyopadyayAnnals of Pediatric Cardiology, Year 2011, Volume 4, Issue 2 [p. 218-
  • Benign angioplasty of central nervous system. Ganguly D, Pal P,GhoshA. Indian Pediatr.2009 Jul; 46(7):633-4
  • Metatropic dysplasia. Ganguly D, Patra VS, Ghosh A. Indian J Pediatric. 2008 Jan
  • Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in children. Thapa R, Ganguly D,Ghosh A. Indian Pediatric. 2008 Feb; 45(2):154-6

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Life member of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics- applied for( previous membership number-AL / 2010 / G- 316)
  • Life member of the Pediatric Cradiological Society of India.
  • Life member of Cardiological Society of India; Membership No- L4857

WORK EXPERIENCE AND SUBSPECIALTY TRAINING

  • March 2010 to May 2012: Fellowship training( both non-invasive and invasive) in Pediatric Cardiology (Fellowship of National Board of Examinations, India) at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata which is a premiere institute in Padiatric Cardiology in Eastern India caring for sick children with heart disease.
  • June 2012 to January 2013: Worked as Junior consultant at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata.
  • January2013 to January 2015: Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology at The Children’s Hospital Westmead, which is a multispecialty Pediatric hospital and tertiary referral hospital in Western Sydney, Australia. Padiatric Cardiology department deals with management of all sorts of complex congenital and acquired cardiac diseases in children.
  • February 2015 to August 2017: Associate Consultant in Pediatric Cardioloy, Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences.
  • September 2017 till date: Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences. The current position involves independent inpatient and outpatient management of pediatric patients with heart disease and includes diagnosis by echocardiography, cardiac interventional management of congenital heart disease and diagnostic fetal echocardiography.

ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT

  • The present work position is a teaching position which involves teaching of post-graduate doctors in Pediatric Cardiology and guiding them through research work.
  • Invited lecture as Faculty - Fetal echocardiograpy- Bangladesh November 2016, BSMMU Teaching Seminar in Cardiology- March 2017, Calcutta Medical College. Fetal echocardiography workshop – Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2018
  • Faculty in Annual conference of Pediatric Cardiological Society of India, held at Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Raipur ,11-13th October 2019
  • Faculty in 2nd International Imaging Conference; Pediatric Cardiological Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. December 2019
  • Faculty in 9th International Pediatric Cardiac Interventional Conference, Vietnam. January 2020.