Paediatric cardiologists are medical professionals who have expertise in paediatrics- treatment of children. They choose additional sub-specialty training in cardiology. Paediatric cardiologists are responsible for treating diseases and disorders of the heart and circulatory system in children. They are likelier to treat congenital diseases and defects than cardiologists who deal with adults. A congenital condition is one that is present at birth.
Paediatric cardiologists regularly perform heart catheterizations. In this procedure, a small tube is used to monitor how the heart is doing. The paediatrician can take pictures and help relieve any blockage.
Paediatric cardiologists conduct research on heart disease and disorders involving blood circulation. They also educate students and doctors about heart diseases, blood circulation problems and heart rhythm disorders in babies and children.