Department of Pediatric Cardiology & Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

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Department of Pediatric Cardiology & Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology & Congenital Heart Disease in Adults diagnoses and treats congenital heart defects in fetuses in utero, newborns, and children and youth, including teens. The department provides follow-up care and treatment of women during the reproductive ages, as well as to adults who have grown up with congenital heart disorders. Its services include nursing and medical evaluation. Supplemental testing, such as ECG at rest and under stress to detect arrhythmias, and a Holter blood pressure monitor for diagnosis and optimization of treatment are a part of the department's services, as well as Echo-Doppler studies for structural and functional evaluation of the heart in patients of all ages.

The department has access to technologies for three-dimensional imaging of the heart to detect disorders and improve treatment. Furthermore, the department performs interventional procedures that include cardiac catheterization under esophageal echo and x-ray fluoroscopy, which are viable alternatives to open-heart surgery.

The department also cares for patients hospitalized in other hospital departments. In addition, it operates a mobile clinic that serves children and adults with congenital heart diseases in the most distant villages of Northern Israel as well as other hospitals and pediatric clinics in the region.

Patients from abroad and from the Palestinian Authority are regularly treated by the medical team. Contacts with the patients and their referral physicians are closely maintained.

All our medical staff is regularly involved in clinical and basic research. This activity has resulted in improved understanding, services, and therapy for our patients. Most academic projects have been accepted for publication in the medical literature.