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Introduction to Fetal Intervention

Fetal intervention is the process of performing surgery on a fetus (unborn baby) in the uterus. This is done for improving the long-term outcomes of the children who have specific birth defects. As the fetus develops, these defects can get worse. At the Rainbow Children’s Heart Institute, we have a team of experts that is focused on improving and treating…

The Rastelli Operation – Operative Techniques

The Rastelli operation is used for repairing the d-transposition of the great vessels through pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect. It has also been used for treating a number of congenital heart defects associated with overriding of the aorta and two ventricles with pulmonary atresia and pulmonary stenosis. This is a complex operation that requires specialists in cardiology. At the…

TOF or Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot is a condition when there are four consecutive issues with the heart. It is a very rare ailment that can be caused by both external and internal reasons. The external reasons can be environmental issues and lifestyle changes. The internal factors are genetic defects, organ problems and more. The TOF procedure has a high success rate thanks…

ASO or Arterial switch procedure

The ever rising pollution levels and changes in our lifestyle have led to an increase in heart-related diseases. There are more and more people suffering from cholesterol issues, diabetes and even breathing issues. Research shows that even children and young people are susceptible to these ailments. Thankfully, healthcare organizations like Rainbow Children’s Heart Institute, have come up with advanced and…

Atrial Septal Defect in Children

The atrial septum is a wall of muscles that separates the left and the right atria, which are the two upper chambers of the heart. Atrial Septal Defect is a congenital heart defect that is characterized by a hole in the atrial septum. The hole is defined as an abnormal opening in the upper walls of the heart. Due to this, the…

Chest pain in children

There can be various causes of chest pain in children. Almost all structures in the chest, including the ribs, lungs, diaphragm, chest wall muscles, and the joints between the breastbone and ribs can cause pain in the chest. Infection irritation or injury to any of these can be the reason behind chest pain. Pain may also occasionally be referred from…

Normal Heart Rate for Children

Your child’s pulse or heart rate may vary greatly over the course of a day. Pulse is nothing but the number of heart beats per minute. Heart rate can be slow or fast depending on day-to-day activities. It fluctuates from a rapid rate while exercising to a slow and steady beat while sleeping or resting.  The normal heart rate can…

Pediatric Acquired Heart Disease

Acquired heart disease is a heart defect or problem that children acquire after a childhood illness. This differs from congenital heart defects, which are heart problems that children are born with. There are four main types of pediatric acquired heart diseases treated at child heart hospital: Kawasaki disease: It is an illness that mainly affects young children and may leave…

Home Care for the Infant with Congenital Heart Disease

From the moment parents find out that their child has a congenital heart defect, their world completely changes. Even before they are born, the happiness and joy of giving birth will be coupled with some complicated feelings like fear, sadness, confusion, and guilt. But, it is important to know that with the right medical care from the best doctors and…

Factors That May Cause Congenital Heart Defect

A Congenital Heart Defect is a heart condition that a baby is born with. It is caused by abnormal heart formation during the growth inside the womb. Usually, there isn’t any known reason why a baby has a congenital heart defect. Some of the defects are associated with abnormalities in the number of chromosomes in the baby while others have…

Bacterial Endocarditis in Children

Bacterial Endocarditis in children is a condition that occurs when the lining of the heart known as endocardium and the heart valves are infected. It is caused when bacteria enter the heart and cause infection. Even though it is a rare disorder, it can lead to serious heart damage. Causes of Bacterial Endocarditis There are multiple ways for bacteria to…

Common Heart Conditions in Children

Heart diseases are hard to deal with for full-grown adults. When these diseases affect children, it can be particularly bothersome. There are many cases of children being affected by heart ailments in the top heart hospital in Hyderabad.Children can be affected by various types of heart issues, including congenital heart disease, issues acquired due to genetic syndromes or illnesses, and…

Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

The adage of ‘prevention is better than cure’ always remains true, particularly when it comes to heart disease. Any cardiology specialist in Hyderabad would recommend everyone to take the necessary steps to avoid heart ailments. Not just adults, even children should take these steps to reduce the risk of developing heart disease later in life. It is the responsibility of…

Signs of Heart Problems In Children

Back in time, heart problems were more or less restricted to adults. However, did you know that children are just as prone to developing heart ailments as adults? Heart problems in children can occur as a result of several congenital and acquired factors. However, these problems can be taken care of when diagnosed on time, which is precisely why all…

All you need to know about Pediatric Heart Failure

Pediatric Heart Failure is a condition that affects children in which the heart does not function properly. This condition does not mean that the heart has stopped working completely, but instead that it isn’t working as efficiently as it is supposed to work. A normal pump function of the heart has to be maintained to ensure that the body functions…

Heart Disease: Reduce Your Child’s Risk

Heart diseases or cardiovascular diseases aren’t too uncommon these days, thanks to the unhealthy lifestyle that we all lead. Gone are days when having a ‘heart problem’ was an adult thing. In recent times, the risk of heart disease has significantly increased among young children, which is worrisome for several reasons. Heart diseases in children often occur as a result…

Cardiomyopathy in Children

Cardiomyopathy in children is an extremely rare condition that affects the heart of infants and young children. In this condition, the muscles of the heart are affected and this interferes with the regular functioning of the heart. Cardiomyopathy affects different children differently. Moreover, there are different types of this condition. Some children may show no symptoms whereas others may show…

When Your Child Needs a Heart Transplant?

If your child has a heart condition and needs a heart transplant, it is normal for you to feel a lot of emotions including worry, sadness, frustration, and anger. All these feelings can get a little overwhelming for a parent who is waiting to get a new heart for their child. If you are one such parent, you need to…

Preparing Children for Heart Surgery

If a child has to undergo pediatric heart surgery, it can be stressful for the entire family. Specifically, for the child, it can be extremely scary. You must prepare your child for the surgery days before the actual procedure. Doing so will calm your child as well as you. You need to talk about the procedure with them and make…

Pediatric Heart Surgery – Conditions and Treatments

When it comes to pediatric heart conditions, treatments must always be planned with long-term health in mind. If heart surgery is required for a newborn, it is essential to intervene aggressively and early for correcting the defects. The reconstruction or repair tends to improve as your child grows and the recovery is faster as well. The best heart surgeon in…

How to Raise Heart-Healthy Kids

By taking charge of your kid’s heart and developing healthy habits, you can help them have healthy adulthood and life. However, this is easier said than done, especially for kids with heart conditions. Thankfully, you can get the best treatment and counseling at the Rainbow Children’s Heart Institute in Hyderabad. It is a known fact that when a child sees…

Heart murmurs – Symptoms and causes

Heart murmurs, the sound made during the heartbeat cycle, are the result of the turbulent blood present near or in your heart. They can be heard using a stethoscope. In simpler terms, the sound of a normal heartbeat is ‘lubb-dupp’ while that of heart murmurs is switching or whooshing. Heart murmurs are not a condition but an indication of an…

Palpitations in Kids
How to Choose the Best Pediatric Heart Hospital For Your Child

These solid tips are guaranteed to make your decision-making process a whole lot easier Finding out that your child has a heart condition can be upsetting. But the silver lining is that with advances in technology, many congenital heart defects can be treated and managed with timely intervention. If you’ve been scouring the web for pediatric cardiac facilities for your…

Diagnosis and Tests for Heart Problems in Children
Hole in the Heart: When Should It Be Closed?

If your child has been diagnosed with a hole in the heart, you might have less to worry about than you think  Receiving a diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming, all the more if it pertains to a hole in the heart. As your child’s arterial organ, the heart plays a central role in maintaining the body’s circulation. But…

Visiting a Pediatric Cardiologist
Visiting a Pediatric Cardiologist? Ask the Right Questions

Always leave your child’s pediatric cardiology appointment with unasked questions on your lips? This guide has you sorted Whether your child experiences the occasional heart flutter, has been diagnosed with a heart condition, or is in the thick of a line of treatment, a visit to a pediatric cardiologist can entail a volley of dizzying questions. And even after a…

Palpitations in Kids
Palpitations in Kids: What You Should Do

If ‘child heart problem symptoms’ is your most Googled search term, this guide is for you A breathless baby. A toddler who routinely clutches his chest. An older child whose heart races faster than he can fathom. All, the indelible hallmarks of child heart problem symptoms. As a parent, dealing with a child with palpitations can be stressful and disorienting.…

Heart Problems in Children
Heart Problems in Children: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

From spotting early signs to getting your child treated, here’s everything you need to know about congenital heart problems Congenital heart defects, or heart defects present at birth, affect 8-9% of newborn babies, in varying degrees of seriousness. The good news is that heart defects can usually be addressed through medical or surgical means, and almost all affected children go…