Pediatric Cardiology including the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents with known or suspected congenital cardiovascular disease, acquired cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, and syncope. Also including the evaluation of pediatric patients at risk for development of cardiovascular disease for reasons including a positive family history, a history of chemotherapy, or existence of a disease or genetic condition associated with the development of cardiovascular complications (such as sickle cell disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy). Specific cardiovascular conditions managed include aortic arch anomalies, aortic stenosis, atrial septal defect, atrioventricular septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, dilated cardiomyopathy, endocarditis, heart valve disease, heterotaxy syndromes, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Kawasaki disease, Marfan syndrome, patent ductus arteriosus, pericarditis, pulmonary stenosis, supraventricular tachycardia, tetralogy of Fallot, ventricular septal defect, ventricular tachycardia, and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Conditions diagnosed in pediatric patients may be followed well into adulthood.
Fetal Cardiology including the diagnosis of arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, atrioventricular septal defect, triscuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia, transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot, aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, truncus arteriosus, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, double outlet right ventricle, and complex single ventricle.
We routinely perform an electrocardiogram (EKG) for new pediatric cardiology patients. Fetal echocardiograms are performed on all fetal cardiology patients. Transthoracic echocardiograms, exercise stress test/stress echo, and Holter/event monitor testing are also available when necessary for the initial or ongoing evaluation and treatment of the patient.