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Pediatric coronary artery care in Central Texas

Specialists at Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton deliver care for babies, children and teens with coronary artery malformations.

Ascension Dell Children'sAs the only comprehensive children’s heart center in Central Texas, Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at Dell Children's Medical Center at Ascension Seton is here for all your child’s heart care needs. Our pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have the expertise to diagnose and care for children and young adults with coronary artery malformations. Your doctor starts by listening to you and your child. Using advanced testing and imaging, we diagnose your child’s heart condition. Then, we create a care plan that’s personalized for your child. Only in Austin. Only at Dell Children’s.

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Advanced care for coronary artery malformations

Coronary arteries are tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle. When a coronary artery is not formed properly, often called a coronary artery malformation, it can deprive the heart of oxygen and nutrients. This can lead to heart problems such as arrhythmia and heart attack. Pediatric cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating these conditions in children.

We deliver care for coronary anomalies, including:

  • Anomalous coronary artery
  • Anomalous left coronary artery
  • Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
  • Interarterial coronary artery
  • Intramural coronary artery
  • Myocardial bridges

A multispecialty team dedicated to your child’s heart

Specialists from across the country have come to Dell Children’s to create our nationally recognized care team. Your child benefits from having a multispecialty team of pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, critical care specialists, perfusionists, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, child life specialists and more — all dedicated to your child’s care.

Pediatric heart care backed by research

The Coronary Artery Program is part of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease – a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Diagnosis and treatment for coronary artery malformations

Boy talking with a doctor.Your child’s care team does a thorough evaluation of your child’s heart before recommending a treatment plan. Your child’s doctor may start with a variety of tests to help diagnose their heart condition, such as CT scans, exercise stress tests, MRI, cardiac catheterization (cath) labs or other tests. Then, we create a personalized care plan. Some coronary anomalies may need surgery. Pediatric heart surgeons at Dell Children’s Medical Center have the expertise to deliver surgical care for even the most complex conditions. If your child does not need treatment, we continue to monitor and evaluate their condition into adulthood and as your child’s care needs change. 

Get a second opinion from a pediatric cardiologist

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 Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton. We can review your child’s medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan.

When your child has a coronary artery malformation, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic or 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.

CALL — 855-324-0091

Refer a patient to a pediatric specialist

Your patients 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 to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 855-324-0091.