It’s often the tiniest hearts that need the most help from the start. That’s why Nemours pediatric heart experts specialize in early detection and repair of congenital heart defects. If your child’s been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which is an underdevelopment of the left side of the heart, we’re here to ease your concerns, answer your questions, and give your child the best possible chance for a healthy future.
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Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
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At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Philadelphia your child can see the experienced, caring, board-certified pediatric cardiologists from the Nemours Cardiac Center at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Our office makes it easier and more convenient for you to get Nemours’ quality of care near you.
The Nemours Cardiac Center is ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery by U.S. News & World Report. So you know you’re getting some of the best pediatric cardiac care available.
Getting an Early Start
You may know that most children with heart conditions are born with congenital heart defects. But did you know that the sooner your child can get diagnosed and treated, the better? You can count on our pediatric cardiology experts to give you an accurate, swift diagnosis. Our team at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Philadelphia will recommend treatment, too — from innovative, nonsurgical catheter procedures in some instances to surgery for more complex cases.
Understanding Congenital Heart Defects
When your child has a heart condition, learning as much as you can about the problem can help make things much less stressful and scary — for you, your child and your whole family. Understanding congenital heart defects can help you talk to your child about what what to expect. Plus, the more you know, the more informed you can be to make educated decisions about — and be a better advocate for — your child’s health care.