Cardiology (Heart Care)

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Most children with a heart condition are born with a congenital heart defect (when their heart didn’t develop normally or completely in the early weeks of pregnancy). So the sooner kids can get diagnosed and treated, if needed, the better.
When little hearts need help and families need hope, Nemours’ experienced, caring pediatric cardiology teams are there.

Read More About Pediatric Cardiology

No matter what kind of heart problem your child has or where you live, our teams of pediatric cardiology experts use the latest, most advanced technologies to diagnose and treat children of all ages with all kinds of pediatric heart disease, from the mild to the extremely complex. We specialize in early detection and repair, so that your child will have the best possible chance for a healthy future.

Nemours’ pediatric cardiology specialists are convinced that virtually all forms of childhood heart disease, even the most unusual and complicated, can be treated. We work together with everyone involved in your child’s health, whether it’s members of our own pediatric cardiology team, other Nemours specialists, your primary care physician or pediatrician, or other health care providers. We make sure everyone’s on the same page so that your child can get the most efficient and highest quality care.

We also believe in a strong partnership with the families we see. Our team might know your child’s heart, but only you know your child best. We want you to be an active participant in the decision-making process. That’s why we take the time to: explain the diagnosis and treatment in understandable terms, present all of the options, and invite your family’s input for creating the right treatment plan for your child.

No matter what kind of heart problem your child might have, we’re here to offer comprehensive, compassionate pediatric cardiology care and to partner with your family, guiding you every step of the way.

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Middletown

200 Cleaver Farm Road, Suite 201
Middletown, DE 19709
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For Appointments: (302) 378-5100
Fax: (302) 378-5106

Hours:  One to two Tuesdays per month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (call for availability)

What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Your child can see one of our expert, board-certified pediatric cardiologists from the Nemours Cardiac Center at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. — right at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Middletown.

Our Middletown location offers specialty pediatric care, giving you and your child the care you need close to your home.

Nationally Recognized Excellence in Pediatric Cardiology

When you see any of our pediatric cardiologists, know that you’ll be getting the very best in heart care for kids. In fact, our pediatric cardiologists are part of duPont Hospital for Children — ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

The Types of Patients and Symptoms We See

At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Middletown, we see babies, kids and teens for appointments ranging from initial consultations to diagnostic testing to surgical follow-ups. We offer follow-up evaluation for children with known heart problems and for kids who’ve undergone heart surgery.

If you’re pregnant and your doctor suspects your baby may have a possible heart problem, we also offer fetal diagnostic cardiology services and consultations for expectant parents. As early as the 18th week of the pregnancy, we can perform fetal echocardiography (fetal “echo”) — an in-depth cardiac ultrasound study that allows us to view the structure, function and rhythm of a baby’s heart while still in the womb.

If we detect a heart defect, our team at the Nemours Partners for Perinatal Management program will help you understand your baby’s condition, coordinate consultations with one of our pediatric cardiologists, and plan for any necessary treatment at or soon after the birth.

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Common Symptoms

If your child’s appointment is for an initial consultation, you might have been referred to us by a primary care or pediatricians’ office for evaluation of symptoms such as:

  • heart murmurs
  • chest pain
  • fast heartbeat
  • palpitations (irregular heartbeat)
  • cyanosis (blue coloration)
  • fainting (or “syncope”)
Cardiac Testing at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Middletown

If our cardiologist recommends cardiac testing for your child, such as an electrocardiogram (EKG) or echocardiography (echo), we can perform them at the time of the visit — and give you the results immediately after these tests are completed.

We can also offer specialized remote monitoring if your child needs it, allowing us to monitor your child’s heart rhythm from your own home.

Compassionate Pediatric Cardiology Care

Wherever you see one of our pediatric cardiologists, we’ll do everything in our power to give your child the most comprehensive, compassionate heart care. We’ll give you a swift diagnosis and, if needed, treatment — right when it matters the most.

For Additional Pediatric Cardiology Care

If your child needs further tests, hospitalization, treatment or surgery, you may be referred to either the Nemours Cardiac Center at duPont Hospital for Children or another recommended health care provider nearby.

Learn more about everything the Nemours Cardiac Center has to offer throughout the region.