Pediatricians are generally doctors, who deal with the new-born babies. Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who are specialized in treating heart disease related to new-born. Neonatology refers to a section of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of the new-born especially to those babies that are ill or in premature condition. In a hospital environment, a section called Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) are available for the special care of these babies. Neonatal Cardiology is also referred to as the Neonatal Cardiac Physiology. The neonatal cardiac physiology is unique, starting with the transition from fetal circulation and including differences in calcium metabolism and myocardial microscopic structure and function, it serves the pediatric surgeon well to have a sound understanding of these principles and how they, directly and indirectly, affect their plans and treatments. The pediatric surgeon is often called upon to treat conditions and complications associated with complex congenital heart diseases such as feeding difficulties, bowel perforations, and malrotation in heterotaxy syndromes. They may also act as general pediatricians, providing well new-born evaluation and care in the hospital where they are based. Some neonatologists, particularly those in academic settings, may follow infants for months or even years after hospital discharge to better assess the long-term effects of health problems early in life. Some neonatologists perform clinical and basic science research to further our understanding of this special population of patients.
- Track 1-1 Implications of Congenital Cardiovascular Diseases
- Track 2-2 Initial evaluation of new born with suspected Cardiovascular Disease
- Track 3-3 Cardiomyopathy
- Track 4-4 Cardiovascular Pharmacology
- Track 5-5 Neurology of Congenital Cardiovascular Disease