How frequent should the child come for follow up studies after surgical intervention?

How frequent should the child come for follow up studies after surgical intervention?

In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will talk on the follow-up of the child especially after intervention. Dr. Radha Krishnan suggests that the child should be followed up 6 month or yearly basis at least for 2-3 years of age. He will also talk on if the ventricular septal defect is seen at a later age of 10, 15 or 20 years, then 3 – 5 years follow up is recommended.

Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan

Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has over 3 decades of rich professional experience in his field. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan pioneered Interventional Cardiology and was instrumental in carrying out Balloon dilation of the Atrial Septum and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty for the first time in the world at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has treated several patients suffering from heart diseases in India and gives every patient the best of medical care. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has published several papers in India and abroad and is a member of prestigious medical associations.

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