Pediatric heart disease occurs in about 1 in 100 children. Heart disease in children can manifest itself in a number of different ways, including arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, cholesterol, congenital heart defects, heart failure, and stroke. Some of these diseases develop in older children, while others can be present at birth. For more information on pediatric heart diseases, visit the American Heart Association. While traditional heart surgery may be your first choice to treat your child’s heart disease, you may also want to consider bloodless surgery for its benefits and success rate.
Bloodless Heart Surgery
Dr. Ciuffo has developed very effective clinical strategies and routines that have made bloodless heart surgery a reality for most of our patients, including children. Bloodless heart surgery care is an increasingly popular choice for all patients that need surgery in a growing number of medical institutions. Bloodless surgery avoids the need for the transfusion of blood products and also has significant clinical benefits. If your child needs bloodless heart surgery, you can expect a careful preparation of your child for bloodless heart surgery. During the surgery, a team of doctors will use a precise and meticulous technique. After the surgery, there will be a thorough postoperative follow-up for your child. In addition, bloodless surgery allows for the avoidance of potential side effects and complications related to blood transfusions.
Dr. Ciuffo and the Minimally Invasive and Bloodless Heart Surgery Program
Dr. Ciuffo is dedicated to helping you and your child through this tough time. We care about your child, and are prepared to give him or her the best care possible. Our bloodless surgeries have low recovery times and leave minimal scarring. If you have any questions about bloodless surgery for pediatric cardiac patients, feel free to contact us at (330) 588-4676 or visit our contact page online.