Paediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels in infants and children till the age of 12 years. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called pediatric cardiologists. Pediatric cardiologists should not be confused with cardiac surgeons, cardiothoracic and cardiovascular, who are surgeons who perform cardiac surgery - operative procedures on the heart and great vessels.