The Right Care for Fragile Hearts
What We Treat
Our Heart Institute experts treat a full spectrum of congenital heart defects including but not limited to:
- Aortic stenosis
- Atrial septal defect
- Atrioventricular (AV) canal defect
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Heart valve problems
- Interrupted aortic arch
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Pulmonary atresia
- Pulmonary stenosis
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Truncus ateriosus
- Ventricular septal defect
- Single ventricle defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Learn more about the factors that cause congenital heart disease.
Expert Diagnosis Right From the Start
Early diagnosis and treatment is very important for the ongoing management of many forms of congenital heart disease. In fact, the experts at the Heart Institute are so dedicated to finding congenital heart defects early that they work with expectant families to diagnose and plan for treating suspected heart defects before a baby is even born.
Depending upon a child’s age and the suspected defect, diagnoses can be made using:
- Cardiac catheterization
- CT scan
- Cardiac MRI
- Electrocardiogram and cardiac stress testing
- Holter monitoring.
Congenital heart disease is complex and the extent of the disease and the impact it has on a child’s life varies. Some forms of congenital heart disease may only need ongoing medical management, while others may require treatment using cardiac catheterization or surgery. No matter the form of treatment needed, our expert team of cardiologists, nurses and other specialists are dedicated to providing the very best in patient- and family-centered care and include the child’s family in the decision-making process every step of the way.
Our cardiologists provide management of congenital heart problems throughout a child’s life and into adulthood.