Cardiology at Paediatrics & Child Health

Paediatric ​Cardiology at AKUH commenced service in 2013 and has since become the premier centre for congenital cardiac diseases, treating all ages, from fetus to adult. Its team of paediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthetists are supported by a Paediatric cardiac intensive care unit and allied services (nursing/perfusion etc.). 

A child's angiography

Dr Saleem Akhtar treats a hole in a heart or PDA without surgery

​​​Clinical Services & Diagnostics

​Paediatric Cardiopulmonary ​​

​Paed​​iatric Cardiology ​​​

  • ​Paediatric ECHO
  • Fetal ECHO
  • Tilt Table Tests
  • ECG
Reporting on assessing and treating cardiac conditions in children up to 18 years of age and follow-ups on congenital heart disease, abnormal coronary artery, supravalvular aortic stenosis, ALCAPA patients of any age
  • ​Inpatient admissions
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Cathlab procedures
  • Special consults and procedures 

Providing comprehensive care for patients with heart-related conditions e.g. congenital heart disease.

Rare triple disease case

Saad had the unheard-of combination of William's Syndrome, ALCAPA and Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis and was successfully treated by our cardiologists and care for in our PICU