Paediatric Cardiac Surgery


The Practice of Pediatric Cardiology requires a combination of advanced infrastructure and the skill-sets of highly trained professionals. At SRI RAMAKRISHNA HOSPITAL seamless integration of the care given by a Dedicated team of Pediatric Cardiologist , Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Anethesiologists, Critical care specialists, Perfusionist & Nurses ensures good outcome and speedy recovery to the patients.

SRH Pediatric Cardiac Care offers state of the art and management for patients across all age groups-newborns, infants, children and Grown Up patients with structural anomalies of the heart.

In association with Rotary Club Saicity, Coimbatore more than 800 Free Cardiac Interventions in children have been done at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital for needy and eligible children.

Regular Outpatient Clinics:

Monday to Saturday – 8.30 AM – 5.00 PM

All patients undergo comprehensive evaluation and every effort is made to complete the evaluation process including all non-invasive tests Following which Precedures (surgical or catheter interventions) are scheduled on the same day.

Specialty Clinics:

Fetal Cardiac Services – Provides comprehensive diagnosis and counseling besides inutero treatment for arrhythmias.

Paediatric Lifestyle Clinic – The clinic addresses lifestyle related diseases such as childhood obesity and hypertension. The clinic functions on all weekdays.

Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease (GUCH) clinic This provides follow-up of children with corrected CHDs into adult life as well as evaluation and treatment of adults with CHDs (like atrial septal defects).

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

Facilities & Technology

Advanced Paediatric and Fetal echo Lab which is equipped with GE VIVID E-95 – ADVANCED 4D ECHO MACHINE Voluson E-10 – ADVANCED 4D USG MACHINE + 4D FETAL ECHO – STIC Exclusively for Paediatric cardiac imaging (2D, 3D, TEE) and Fetal echocardiography. The lab has a work-station with the advanced Q-lab software for offline processing of 3D images, a digital library for image archiving in DVDs, electronic databases of the echo reports and a dedicated staff consisting of two nursing assistants and a secretary. Additional echo machines Philips IE 33 and GE vivid E9 Echocardiogram machine with three dedicated probes with Paediatric and adult multi-plane TEE probes. One portable machines for community based activities. Additional Imaging Equipment Available through the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Department. Siemens DUAL SOURCE SOMATOM Defenition Flash (2×128) CT scan, GE REVOLUTION 256 SLICE CT scan GE 3TESLA DISCOVERY MRI FOR CARDIAC MRI and MR angiography. DISCOVERY IQc 16 SLICE PET CT SCANNER FOR CARDIAC PERFUSION IMAGING

Siemens Hi-Cor catheterization laboratories (digital flat panel) GE ADVANCED IGS 520 CATH LAB GE DISCOVERY IGS 530 FLAT DETECTOR ADVANCED BIPLANE CATH LAB Comprehensive facility for arrhythmia and pacing Facilities for implantation and follow up of pacemakers and ICD Electronic databases and digital library of the catheterization studies.
  • Dedicated Operation Rooms with facilities for managing complex surgeries of Newborn and infant complex congenital heart surgeries in children and adults
  • State-of-the-art monitoring systems including dedicated Paediatric trans-esophageal echocardiography are available
  • Dedicated State-of-the-Art Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Facility with supporting monitors and ventilators
  • Paediatric Extra Carporeal Membrane Oxygenation – Ecmo
Treatments & Procedures

A strong team of dedicated full time Paediatric cardiologist , Paediatric cardiac surgeon and Paediatric cardiac anesthetist perform Complex surgeries with results that match international standards The open heart procedures include

  • Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot, DORV
  • Repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection,
  • Arterial switch operation, the Senning operation,
  • The Fontan procedure (including the extra-cardiac Fontan operation)
  • The Glenn procedure and
  • Repair of AV canal defects

The closed heart procedures include

  • BT shunt
  • Coarctation repair
  • PDA ligation

Thoracxic Procedures


Heart defects that can be closed in the catheter laboratory include:

  • Atrial septal defects (ASD): Device closure
  • Patent Arterial Ducts (PDA): Device closure
  • Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD): Device closure

Other Defects:

  • Coronary artery fistula
  • pulmonary arterio-venous malformation.

Additional procedures performed in the catheter laboratory

  • Balloon dilation procedures for valve obstruction at all ages – BPV, BAV, BMV
  • Stenting of coarctation, pulmonary artery and PDA.

SRH has comprehensive facilities for pacemaker therapy in children.

Comprehensive EP facility is available for children of all ages.
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