BMB, a pioneer in paediatric cardiology in eastern India is acclaimed as the only cardiac super specialty hospital offering a high standard of care for over 25 years in Kolkata. Worldwide, in the last four decades, there have been tremendous advances in the field of paediatric cardiology and BMB has kept pace with the ongoing and evolving developments.

BMB department of paediatric cardiology has a comprehensive program and is well equipped to handle children from the fragile newborn to eighteen year olds, and also adults with structural heart diseases. All children are attended to by a senior consultant in paediatric cardiology and after a comprehensive evaluation are subjected to further investigations if needed.

A high-end echocardiography machine, operated by a senior consultant is dedicated for paediatric echocardiography. A separate noninvasive department with trained personnel offers neonatal and paediatric ECG, chest X-ray, treadmill test, tilt testing, 24 hour Holter and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and paediatric transesophageal echocardiography. Advanced CT angiography or MRI test under the supervision of a trained anaesthetist are usually performed at the adjacent multi-specialty hospital – Calcutta Medical Research Institute – which is under the same CK Birla group.

Quality of paediatric cardiac surgery has been the backbone of the program. Simple surgeries like VSD, ASD, Large PDA ligation, Coarctation repair, neonatal BT Shunts have got excellent results with mortality of less than 1%. In most cases, intensive care stay was 24 hours and total hospital stay of under 5 days. All of our paediatric surgeons have undergone overseas training. Their skills are evident in the excellent surgical results, they have obtained in complex cases – like arterial switch in TGA, atrial switch(Senning’s), Rastelli’s operation, Fallot’s tetralogy specially in valve sparing procedures, truncus repair, complete AVSD with valve repair and Bentall’s repair. In such cases, our outcomes with mortality of 4 – 5% is comparable to international figures. At BMB, minimal invasive surgery in adolescents is being increasingly used.

All this is possible with the help of an excellent paediatric cardiac intensive care unit. With 6 intensive care beds and 4 step down beds, the unit is able to achieve quick turnover without compromising the quality of care and outcome. The unit’s team includes full time consultant paediatric cardiac care intensivist and junior doctors supervised by paediatric cardiologist.

Paediatric cardiac intervention has been gaining ground and BMB has been in the forefront of this development. BMB has a cardiac catheterization laboratory dedicated for paediatric cases. While the incidence of routine diagnostic catheterization for operability is reducing, therapeutic interventions like device closure of PDA,ASD and VSD are being preferred as the first choice. Balloon dilation of aortic or pulmonary valves or coarctation are routinely performed. Today, age or weight of the baby is no longer a limiting factor for any intervention including stenting of duct.Recently at BMB, a large tubular PDA in a 2 month baby was closed by vascular plug, making it one of the rarest procedures to be performed.

BMB paediatric department has been serving the community with several CSR projects and is tied up with the Governments of West Bengal, Mizoram, Jharkhand and Bihar for paediatric treatments. Academic discussions and presentations including CME and regular classes are held routinely by the department.

  • BT Shunt
  • PA Banding
  • BD Glen Shunt
  • PDA Ligation
  • Coarctation Repair
  • Pace Maker Epicardial
  • Minor Surgical Procedure
  • Pericardiectomy
  • ASD Closure/Papvc
  • VSD Closure With Patch
  • VSD+ASD Closure
  • Rastelli’s Repair
  • Fallot,S Repair Icr
  • Rev/Nikaido
  • La Myxoma
  • Senning/Mustard
  • Double Switch Operation
  • AP Window
  • AV Canal Repair
  • Fontan/TCPC
  • Arterial Switch
  • Rvot Reconstruction+/- Conduit
  • Arch Repair on Pump
  • MVR/AVRReplacement(Single Valve)
  • Norwood
  • DVR
  • Bental
  • Angiography
  • Saturation Study
  • Cath For Operability With Balloon Occlusion
  • PDA Coiling
  • PDA Device Closure
  • ASD Device Closure
  • VSD Device Closure -Simple
  • VSD Device Closure -Complex
  • Pulmonary Valvuloplasty
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Rsov Device Closure
  • Coarctation Angioplasty
  • Mapca Coiling
  • Arterial Stenting
  • Pericardial Drain Insertion
  • Pacemaker Insertion (Single Chamber)
  • Pacemaker Insertion (Dual Chamber)
  • OPD Consultation
  • Echocardiography
  • Paediatric ECG
  • Report Review
  • Paediatric X-Ray Chest
  • Paediatric Transesophageal Echocardiography

BMB treats children of all ages from 0 – 18 years withCongenital heart disease (Children born with heart defects) &Valvular heart disease. The department also treats older age group till adult age for structural heart disease.


  • Round the clock well trained paediatric doctors
  • 1 consultant in-charge of cardiac intensive care
  • Experienced cardiac surgeons
  • 24 hrs anesthetists availability
  • Trained paediatric cardiac anesthetists for paediatric cardiac surgeries
  • Trained perfusionist for paediatric cardiac cases/surgeries


  • 6 dedicated paediatric intensive care beds
  • 3 transitional care beds for step down
  • 20-30 in-ward patient beds
  • Dedicated paediatric cath lab
Cases we Handle

Our team is trained to handle all paediatric cardiac emergencies where babies may need prostaglandin infusions, ventilations, and emergencycath lab procedures like balloon septostomy, valvotomy, ductal stenting, coarctation angioplasty or even emergency surgery.

  • Routine Consultation includes
  • OPD Consultation
  • Paediatric Echocardiography performed personally by the consultant

Other OPD services include:

  • Chest x-ray
  • ECG
  • 24 hrs holter monitoring
  • 24 hrs ambulatory BP
  • Tilt table test
  • Exercise tolerance test with modification by BRUCE protocol
Various Heart Problems Treated
  • VSD – Ventricular septal defect
  • ASD – Atrial septal defect
  • PDA – Patent ductus arteriosus
  • TOF – Tetralogy of Fallot
  • DORV – Double outlet right ventricle
  • TGA – Transposition of the great arteries
  • AVSD – Atrioventricular septal defect
  • RHD – Rheumatic heart disease

Surgeries Performed

  • Fontan
  • Rastelli
  • Arterial switch
  • Atrial switch
  • PDA ligation
  • Surgical repair of VSD
  • Surgical repair of ASD
  • Mitral valve replacement
  • Aortic valve replacement

Cath Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac cath
  • Device closure of ASD
  • Device closure of PDA
  • Device closure of VSD

Speciality Doctors

Dr. Subhendu Mandal
Dr. Subhendu Mandal

Senior Consultant

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