Surgical and minimally invasive treatments
Surgical intervention for infants diagnosed with congenital heart disease addresses a variety of defects, including:
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Pulmonary artresia
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Truncus arteriosus
- Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) Therapy
- Pectus excavatum/carinatum
Some conditions may be treated using catheters - thin, flexible, narrow tubes threaded through blood vessels to the heart - rather than traditional, invasive cardiothoracic surgery. Cardiac catheterization can be used to make repairs, like closing holes in the heart muscle or removing obstructions from the blood vessels, or to place stents in narrowed or blocked blood vessels to keep them open.
Pediatric cardiac electrophysiology uses radiofrequency catheter ablation to treat cardiac arrhythmias, disrupting areas of the heart that are the source of the electrical irregularities.