The pediatric cardiology team offers a variety of advanced services in addition to regular monitoring.
Often referred to as a heart cath, cardiac catheterization is used for diagnosis and treatment of numerous heart issues. We pass small tubes, called catheters, through the chambers of the heart and vessels to measure pressure. This gives us valuable information on the condition of the heart and can determine if a surgical procedure is necessary.
Catheterizations can treat some heart conditions without surgery. Some of the procedures we offer include:
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closure
- Catheter ablation
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Coil embolization of vessels
- Mitral valvuloplasty
- PFO closure
- PDA closure
An abnormal rhythm of the heart, called arrhythmia, causes the heart to pump less effectively. We can correct arrhythmias by using:
- Radiofrequency Ablation (cryoblation)
- Implanted cardioverter defibrillators
Congenital heart defects
A congenital heart defect happens in roughly 8 to 10 of every 1,000 infants. The cause is usually unknown, but environmental or hereditary factors may play a factor.
There are many types of congenital heart defects, including abnormal blood flow through the heart or obstructed blood flow (stenosis), which can occur in the valves, arteries or veins.
Our team delivers personalized care for infants, children and adolescents with congenital heart defects. We have experience in traditional procedures and innovative techniques.
Our pediatric cardiologists use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose congenital heart defects, like fetal echocardiograms that can find an issue even before a baby is born. This early diagnosis allows cardiologists to monitor the baby's heart development and plan ahead for any necessary steps to correct a problem. Echocardiograms are also used to diagnose heart abnormalities in children and adolescents.