At the Nemours Children's Cardiac Center, heart doctors called interventional cardiologists use cardiac catheterization to diagnose and, whenever possible, treat heart problems. In a cardiac catheterization, the doctor inserts a catheter (a long, thin tube) into a blood vessel. Then the doctor guides it to the heart and the blood vessels around it. And because our “cath labs” were designed and built to deliver cardiac care for kids, our teams work together to deliver safer care in a kid-friendly space.
Some kids’ heart problems can be treated using "cath" instead of open-heart surgery. Sometimes children have both at the same time. At Nemours, our surgical and nonsurgical services and teams vary by location and condition. They include:
Nemours offers a wide range of pediatric cardiology expertise and advanced technology to treat children of all ages with pediatric heart disease. And our family-centered approach to care places you at the center of decisions about your child’s treatment. We’ll make sure you understand what’s happening every step of the way.
The Nemours Cardiac Center, Delaware Valley offers expert pediatric cardiology care at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington) and outpatient care and follow-ups at select Nemours Children's Health locations.
The Nemours Cardiac Center, Florida offers pediatric cardiology care at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida (Orlando) and outpatient care and follow-ups at select satellite Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations in the Orlando area.
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