Cardiologists at Ascension-affiliated children’s hospitals and other sites of care, deliver heart and vascular care for newborns, children and teens.
Pediatric cardiologists for your child's heart
Your child’s heart deserves special care. Whether your child has congenital heart disease or symptoms of a heart condition such as a heart murmur or heart arrhythmia, we’re here for your family. Our pediatric cardiologists start by listening to you and your child, to better understand your child’s condition. Then, we work together to create a care plan that’s right for your child.
Our pediatric cardiology care teams deliver advanced heart and vascular care for newborns, children and teens. We provide tests, diagnosis and treatments, including advanced surgical care for pediatric heart conditions, such as:
- Atrial septal defect (ASD), known as a hole in the heart
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart murmur
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Mitral valve defect
- Pediatric heart failure
- Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
- Other pediatric heart and vascular conditions and disease
Advanced care for congenital heart conditions
At our Ascension-affiliated children’s hospitals and sites of care, we have pediatric cardiologists who specialize in caring for children with congenital heart disease. Other cardiology specialists may include pediatric electrophysiologists and pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons.
Your connection to this advanced specialty care starts when your OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine doctors work with our pediatric cardiologists. When a heart condition is detected before your baby is born, our pediatric cardiologists become part of your care team. Pediatric cardiologists work together with you and your doctor to create a labor and delivery care plan that includes neonatal intensive care for your baby. We also offer supportive services to your family and access to a network of pediatric specialists and pediatric rehabilitation therapists.
Get a second opinion on your child's heart condition
Getting a second opinion from a pediatric cardiology specialist helps provide more information about your child’s diagnosis and condition, and it may increase your confidence in your child’s care plan. Ask if a virtual visit is an option for your child’s second opinion consultation.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.