Paediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease is a highly specialised medical specialty with multiple subspecialties.
Our team specializes in all relevant sub-specialties of Paediatric Cardiology, ie. Fetal, Paediatric and Adult congenital echocardiography (triplex), cardiac catheterizations (diagnostic and interventional), hybrid procedures in children and adults with congenital heart disease, congenital heart disease cardiac MRI and electrophysiology.
Specialist peri-operative procedures are well developed and consist of 3D echocardiography, cardiac catheterizations under MRI guidance and fetal cardiac interventions.
We are the only team with expert training and skills for looking after extremely premature babies with congenital heart disease as well as mothers who have been operated for congenital heart disease, who opt to deliver in our department, in order to be at a safe environment for them as well as their babies.
In the Paediatric Cardiology Outpatients department we perform > 8000 cardiac examinations per annum, including pre-sports check-ups, exercise tests and 24hr Holter examinations for arterial hypertension and arrhythmias.
Echocardiography is the primary way to diagnose congenital heart disease, from fetal to adult life. It does not involve radiation and can be repeated as many times as needed.
Cardiac catheterisation procedures
Cardiac catheterisations and transcatheter interventions for Congenital Heart Disease has been routine practice for over 4 decades..
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI)
Dr Tzifa has specialized in the performance of cardiac MRIs in patients with congenital heart disease (adults, children and neonates).
The electrocardiogram is the main diagnostic method of pro-arrhythmic conditions, such as Wolf Parkinson White or long QT syndrome.
The management of Congenital Heart Diseases in Adults
Adults with a history of congenital heart disease should be followed up routinely by..
Fetal counseling and treatment
Fetal echocardiography can nowadays diagnose congenital heart disease with great accuracy after the 14th week of pregnancy.