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Pediatric heart care in Indiana

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital has one of the largest pediatric cardiology programs in Indiana, delivering advanced heart care for all children.

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Ascension St. VincentThe advanced heart care your family needs for your child is here, at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Our pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have the expertise to deliver advanced specialty care, including heart surgery — even for the tiniest patients. From your first visit, your child’s doctor and care team starts by listening to you. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions — big and small. By getting to know your child and your family, we deliver heart care that’s right for your child, customizing treatments and procedures for each child.

Pediatric cardiologists care for pediatric heart conditions, including:

  • Arrhythmia and other irregular heartbeats
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD), also known as a hole in the heart
  • Chest pain
  • Congenital heart defect and disease (present at birth)
  • Heart murmur
  • Inherited heart conditions
  • Syncope (briefly passing out)
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
  • Other pediatric heart conditions and disease


Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Care

You want the best care for your child — we do too. Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Care delivers care for newborns, children and teens with congenital and acquired heart conditions. Your child’s care is coordinated with their referring doctor and other care team members. And because each child has unique needs, your child’s care plan is personalized for your child and family.

Our facility includes a dedicated pediatric cardiac catheterization lab and a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Cardiovascular surgeons, heart specialists, pediatric anesthesiologists and other pediatric specialists deliver 24/7 care for children with heart conditions and for those who are recovering from surgery. Learn more about pediatric heart surgery.

If you have a newborn with a heart condition, we're here for you and your baby. We have one of the largest NICUs in Indiana and one of the largest pediatric cardiology programs in the state. If your child has a pediatric heart condition and surgery is recommended, a surgeon with the right expertise will be part of your care team. Our pediatric cardiac surgeons provide surgical care for babies born early (premature) and newborns.

Surgical care for congenital heart disease

For children of all ages with congenital heart disease, our experienced care teams deliver personalized, advanced heart care. Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons have expertise in repairing congenital heart conditions in children. Your child and family are connected to advanced surgical care at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent. This includes imaging, ECMO, pediatric catheterization labs, surgery care and recovery — all in one place.  And for children with heart rhythm disorders, we have a team dedicated to implanting and monitoring pacemakers. We use telehealth technology to monitor your child's pacemaker from wherever you are. Learn more about pediatric heart surgery.

Get a second opinion from a pediatric heart care specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your child’s doctor and care plan are right for your child and family. It's easy to get a second opinion at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. We can review your child’s medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our pediatric cardiologists about a personalized care plan for your child.

When your child has a heart condition and you’re deciding on a treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic and surgical treatment plans. Our team of highly experienced pediatric specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your child’s appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your child’s medical records from their doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.


Refer a patient to a pediatric cardiovascular specialist

Your patients and their families can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 317-338-3000.

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.