If your child suffers from a cardiac condition, it’s necessary a visit to the cardio-pediatrician. The Pediatric Cardiology focuses on the treatment & diagnosis of cardiac affections in children, which can be congenital or acquired. Regularly, cardiac conditions in children are detected from birth or, in some cases, the pediatrician notices them and refer the child to the cardio-pediatrician.
The cardio-pediatrician can treat patients from birth to adulthood, around 18 years old.
Congenital heart diseases are generally detected at childbirth, affecting the heart performance, as well as its physique. These diseases are the main cause of death in the first year of life; they are divided in Cyanogen & Acyanogen, this last one known as ‘blue child’.
In some instances, these heart diseases in children don’t appear until adulthood; for this reason, if you suspect of any cardiac condition in your child, it’s vital a visit to the cardio-pediatrician in Tijuana to rule out any possibility of heart disease.
HypertensionHypertension, known as high blood pressure, can also manifest in children. If a child suffers from overweight, the chances of developing hypertension are higher, which can also be caused by the own overweight. If this is your case, the best option is to visit the cardio-pediatrician and rule out the risk of cardiac disease.
Heart murmurA heart murmur is a sound of the heart, detected while listening to the heartbeats through the stethoscope; usually when it manifests parents get alarmed, however, a heart murmur rarely gets a complication.
Heart failure in children
Heart failure appears when the heart doesn’t pump well-oxygenated blood to every part of the body where it’s needed.
ArrhythmiasA cardiac arrhythmia manifests itself when the child feels very strong & fast heartbeats in the chest (tachycardia) or very light & slow (bradycardia). It’s common that a child heartbeat changes when is resting or active, but, when it’s altered without a reason, you should visit a cardio-pediatrician.
Cardiological studies for children
In Tijuana Cardiovascular Group, besides offering cardiac consultations to our patients, we distinguish ourselves for our variety of cardiological studies. These studies are kid-friendly and they don’t cause any pain or discomfort, resulting in both the child & parents feeling assured and confident, to the point of not wanting to leave or neglect the treatment.
We offer the following kid-friendly studies:
- Electrocardiogram for children (Pediatric EKG).
- Echocardiogram for children.
- Holter monitor for children.
- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) for children.
Cardio-pediatricians in Tijuana
In Tijuana Cardiovascular Group, we complement our cardiology services incorporating to our medical personnel specialist doctors in cardio-pediatric & pediatric echocardiography, with the mission of providing medical care to children and teenagers who may suffer from a cardiac condition. We are the ideal option for patients at both sides of the border, we are located in the center of Zona Rio, about 200 meters from Hospital Ángeles.
If your child suffers from any cardiac condition, congenital or acquired, we’ll gladly schedule an appointment with our specialist doctors, you’ll be confident that your child will be in the best hands.