PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Pediatric cardiology in the last three decades has, without doubt, experienced a dynamic rise worldwide, especially in developed countries. In contrast to the harsh conditions in our country, it has made significant progress which is reflected in several basic characteristics:

From 1996 to 2009 there were 2379 heart catheterization in children of both sexes (51 percent male and 49 percent female ) out of which 530 interventional procedures (22.3 percent male). Of all the breakthroughs in the treatment of cardiomyopathy in pediatrics we consider the introduction of ECMO support, which has been used in our department for the last two years and the beginning of heart transplants in children, to be the greatest and most important. The first such transplant was successfully completed in 2011 on an 11 year old girl with severe postmyocardial dilated cardiomyopathy.

WRITTEN BY:
prof. dr. sc. Ivan Malčić,
dr. Hrvoje Kniewald,
prim. dr. Dalibor Šarić,
dr. sc. Daniel Dilber,
dr. Dorotea Bartoniček

Pediatric Clinic
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
KBC Zagreb, Zagreb-Rebro, Hrvatska

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