Congenital heart disease does not have a cure. This means that children born with CHD become adults with congenital heart disease and often require continued monitoring, care and follow-up treatments throughout adolescence and adulthood.
At Alhyatt Heart and Vascular center, our experts understand the unique needs of these patients and provide comprehensive, compassionate care to help them.
Alhyatt center is the only center in the Nile Delta to provide such service.
ASD Device closure
Atrial septal defect Trans catheter repair is a procedure to fix a hole in the atrial septum. Which is a wall that separates the right and left upper chambers in the heart? This hole is called an atrial septal defect or ASD.
If this defect is present, blood can flow abnormally from the left atrium into the right atrium. This causes the heart to pump extra blood out to the lungs. This extra blood can damage the lung blood vessels if left untreated for a long time. Also, the right-side pumping chamber (right ventricle) can become enlarged. As a result, it has to pump harder than it should to get blood out to the lungs.
ASD Trans catheter repair uses a catheter and a small device to close this hole. An interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter through a blood vessel in the groin. The cardiologist moves the catheter all the way to the heart’s septum. The small device comes out of the tube and plugs up the hole in the atrial septum. Then the cardiologist removes the catheter from the body. Over time, tissue grows over the device and holds it even more firmly in place.
VSD Device closure
It closes a hole between the left and right ventricles of the heart.
A child with a VSD has a hole in the wall between the left and right ventricles. The hole causes blood to flow abnormally from the left ventricle into the right ventricle. As a result, too much blood can go to the lungs. This causes the heart and lungs to work harder.
Trans catheter closure of a VSD uses a catheter. This tube contains a small device used to close the hole. The healthcare provider threads the tube through a blood vessel in the groin and into the heart, next to the wall between the ventricles. The provider then releases the small device and uses it to plug up the hole in the wall. Then the tube is removed from the body.
PDA Device closure
In the womb, developing babies have a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus that normally closes soon after birth. PDA occurs when this artery does not close properly. It is a common congenital defect and often affects premature babies, if untreated, PDA can lead to difficulty breathing, chronic respiratory infections and heart failure as ductus arteriosus does not close and that lead to the mixing of oxygen-rich blood from your infant’s aorta with oxygen-poor blood from the pulmonary artery, causing strain on the heart and lungs. We use catheter based procedure to repair the hole and avoid invasive surgical intervention.
It is a procedure to expand an atrial septal defect and improve oxygenation of the blood, it enlarges the hole between the left and right atrium to allow blood from both sides of the heart to mix together.
Aortic coarctation stenting and balloon dilatation
It is a procedure to widen a narrow part of the aorta. The aorta carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body; the doctor carefully puts a catheter into a vein or artery in your child’s neck or groin. Then, the catheter is threaded through the vein or artery to your child’s heart.
A stent or a balloon is inflated once the catheter reaches the aorta to widen it.
Balloon mitral valvuplasty
Stenosis of the mitral valve limits the forward flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. This may cause a back-up of blood and fluid in the lungs. The symptoms of mitral stenosis are shortness of breath and fatigue, Other symptoms of mitral stenosis may include quick weight gain, weakness, dizziness and swelling in the ankles.Balloon valvotomy successfully opens the narrowed valve and improves the overall function of the heart.