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When Little Hearts Need Help
Families from across the country, and around the world, come to our renowned Nemours Cardiac Center. We are located in the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Who We Are
Whatever kind of heart condition your child might have, you can count on our experts to give you an accurate, swift diagnosis, and explain everything in language you can understand. Our team will recommend and offer treatment, from innovative, non-surgical catheter procedures in some instances to surgery for more complex cases.
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- Our care teams
- Top-notch facilities
Diagnosis & Treatment
Although children’s heart conditions can’t be prevented, a lot can be done to improve and often completely repair kids’ hearts at any age. Thanks to advanced technology and our expert cardiology teams at Nemours, most children born with a heart defect or condition — even newborns only hours old — can be quickly diagnosed and treated right when it matters the most. That’s why we specialize in early detection and repair — so your child will have the very best possible chance for a healthy future.
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- Diagnostic testing
- Surgical, non-surgical, and combination treatment
Prevention & Research
We evaluate and counsel children of all ages who may be at risk for future heart problems associated with being overweight, or having high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Plus we’re internationally recognized for investigations into preventive cardiology and maintain a leadership role in national efforts to prevent heart disease.
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- Our prevention efforts
- Research and clinical trials