The Full Spectrum of Pediatric Cardiology
Our pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons provide care for children of all ages -- from fetuses still in the womb through infants, young children, and adolescents. This can include a heart problem your child was born with (called a congenital heart defect) or one he or she developed in childhood.
If your child is diagnosed with a heart defect before birth, we will work with our maternal-fetal experts to plan for your baby’s delivery and begin providing appropriate care as soon as your child is born.
Evaluation for Potential Heart Problems
If your child has concerning symptoms, such as chest pain, or findings such as a heart murmur, high blood pressure, or elevated cholesterol, we offer thorough examination and testing to determine whether your child has a heart problem.
Care for a Wide Range of Heart Conditions
Our skilled pediatric cardiologists provide expert care for complex heart conditions such as major structural abnormalities, arrhythmias, or cardiomyopathy. For diseases or conditions that can affect the heart, such as Marfan syndrome, we provide ongoing monitoring and management of your child’s heart health.
Advanced Devices and Procedures
If your child needs a device or procedure -- such as such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, or catheter ablation to manage arrhythmia or other heart rhythm disorder -- our pediatric interventional cardiologists can offer the technology or technique most likely to benefit your child.
The Latest Surgical Techniques
Our skilled pediatric cardiac surgeons and their teams perform a range of delicate and demanding heart surgeries, from repairing structural defects to heart transplants.
If your child needs care from experts outside of pediatric cardiology, we coordinate your child’s care with Duke pediatric specialists in neurology, gastroenterology, genetics, physical and occupational therapy, behavioral health, and other areas so your child achieves and maintains the highest quality of life possible.