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Fetal and paediatric cardiac catheterisation

At SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, we resolve many congenital heart defects through this treatment, including valve defects, septal defects such as atrial septal defect (ASD) and ventricular septal defect (VSD)patent ductus arteriosus, and aortic coarctation.

We have a modern haemodynamics room equipped with the latest-generation technology. This allows us to perform cardiac catheterisation on premature and very low birth weight infants, and even on fetuses affected by a congenital heart defect such as critical aortic stenosis. One third of our patients are under 1 year of age.

The volume of procedures renders us the most active haemodynamics room in Spain.

Volume of procedures and success rate

Number of patients/year
560
Patients under 1 year of age
1/3
Effectiveness rate
96%

Volume of complications

Serious (leading to death or immediate surgery)
0.08%
Moderate
0.24%
Slight
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