Cardiac Neuromuscular Disorders

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Cardiac Neuromuscular Disorders
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Cardiac Neuromuscular Disorders
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Cardiac Neuromuscular Disorders

Managing Heart Issues Related to Neuromuscular Disorders

Children with neuromuscular disorders like muscular dystrophy or spinal muscular atrophy can have problems in the heart muscles as well as the nerves and skeletal muscles as their disease progresses. These problems can affect the heart’s function and rhythm, and lead to heart failure.

Nemours Children’s heart specialists partner closely with your child’s neuromuscular team to provide complete care. We work to preserve your child’s heart function and rhythm for as long as possible and improve quality of life, throughout their life. 

As part of award-winning care at heart centers in Delaware and Florida, your child gets our very best. We screen early for signs of cardiovascular disease so we can manage problems sooner, for the best possible results. We customize plans to treat heart-related issues over the long-term. 

We have vast experience and expertise in cardiac neuromuscular disorders in children. We offer the full range of care and support for the whole family.  

Our Services

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We partner with neurologists, orthopedics and pulmonologists to provide complete care for kids with neuromuscular disorders. Our team works closely to develop a treatment plan for your child’s healthiest heart. Care includes: 

Two Leading Pediatric Heart Centers

Our heart centers offer highly advanced, integrated care just for kids and young adults with congenital heart disease. Learn about our focused programs, innovative research and exceptional outcomes.  

Conditions & Treatments

We see many conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Helping Children With Neuromuscular Disorders Manage Heart Issues

The risk of heart issues for children with neuromuscular disorders depends on the diagnosis and disease progression. The best outcomes come from early detection and protective care.

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We’re experts in pediatric heart disease. We know what to look for and can start treatment right away when there’s an issue. 

We’re here for your family for the long-term, improving quality of life with proactive testing and treatment.

Your child gets team-based care with nationally recognized experts in neurology, orthopedics pulmonology and cardiology.

Meet the Team

Nemours cardiac neuromuscular disorders teams are experienced and focused on your child's healthiest future. Meet them now. 

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Convenient Follow-Up Appointments by Video

We offer follow-up appointments through scheduled, live video visits. You can avoid waiting rooms and save travel time. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.