Medical Services

Facilities currently available in Pediatric Cardiology Medical College Thiruvananthapuram: A state of art color Doppler echocardiography unit and other diagnostic therapeutic facilities.

The department conducts 2 Out-patient clinics- Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 AM in SAT Hospital Specialty clinic room. Approximately 40-60 children are seen per OP. In-patient care includes IP admission, acute care in PICU and references. Approximately 3000 diagnostic echoes are being done every year. The Bed Strength is 10. Annual admissions come to 200.

The department conducts yearly Pediatric Cardiology updates for pediatricians and Post-Graduate Students. It also publishes a biannual journal on Pediatric Cardiology. Training in the division is imparted to undergraduates, postgraduates in Pediatrics and D.M (Cardiology) trainees. Short term training is also offered.

We have two registries.The Kawasaki Disease Registry (Kawasaki Disease Study Group) and the Rheumatic Fever Registry. The current work in the Department involves follow up of Kawasaki Disease patients ,Midterm follow up of Acute Rheumatic Fever patients and Study on PPHN.The department is now on to produce a normative data on echocardiographic measurements in infants and children.We have normative data on Coronary artery dimensions in Infants and children.

Facilities anticipated : A digital Holter monitor system and one echocardiography unit with TEE probe.

Medical College Thiruvananthapuram

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