Paediatric Cardiology

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What is paediatric cardiology?

Paediatric cardiology is the diagnosis and treatment of children with heart conditions before they are born, during childhood and into adulthood.

The conditions we can treat

Anomalous Coronary Arteries/Fistulas

Aortic Stenosis/ Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)

D-Transposition of the Great Arteries

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Pulmonary Stenosis

Tricuspid Atresia

Vascular Ring/Sling

Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

Coarctation of the Aorta/Interrupted Aortic Arch

Ebstein’s Anomaly

L-Transposition of the Great Arteries

Pulmonary Atresia

Tetralogy of Fallot

Trunks Arteriosus

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)


Dilated Cardiomyopathy


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Kawasaki Disease



Rheumatic Fever

The story of Baby David


Lenmed’s Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre performs life-saving heart transplant surgery and is the first and only hospital on the African continent to be accredited by the American College of Cardiology. The hospital also undertakes heart transplant surgery.

Our doctors and hospitals

Prof E Tefera

+267 716 76515

[email protected]

Seasonal Rooms, Facility Lenmed Bokamoso Private Hospital.

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What to expect at your child’s consultation?

Bring along all medical information, including your medical aid details and card, x-rays, scans, reports, current medication details etc.

The paediatric cardiologist will ask questions to confirm your child’s medical history, perform a detailed physical examination and review test results to arrive at a diagnosis. Based on their initial evaluation, further testing may be recommended.

Additional testing may include an echocardiogram, which is an ultrasound examination of the heart to evaluate heart anatomy and size, valve function and heart muscle function. This test is generally able to be performed the same day. If necessary, exercise treadmill tests and more complex imaging studies (CT and/or MRI) will likely will be scheduled on another day.

For evaluation of possible heart rhythm issues a 24-hour monitor (Holter monitor) or event monitor may be provided for use at home.