Cardiology (Heart) - Pediatric Cardiovascular Procedures
When a child must undergo a pediatric cardiovascular procedure, its often to correct a heart problem that the child was born with. Congenital heart defects prevent blood from pumping or flowing properly and require corrective surgery to prevent serious complications. Some cardiovascular procedures require open surgery, and others can be done with minimally invasive techniques, depending on the location and severity of the problem. Blood transfusion is another type of cardiovascular procedure, which may be needed following blood loss from surgery or injury, or to provide healthy blood for patients with blood disorders, anemia, cancer, or liver or kidney problems.