When a child has a heart condition, it can affect more than just their physical health. They may feel different. They may be anxious or have a hard time coping after a diagnosis or procedure. They may also have trouble with attention, development or learning. Nemours Children’s pediatric cardiac psychologists can help.
Our team works within award-winning heart centers in Delaware and Florida to help kids with heart and vascular conditions grow up strong — in mind, body and spirit. We work to reduce the effects a child’s heart condition can have on the whole family. We’re here even before birth, empowering expectant parents to build a strong foundation for their babies’ healthiest life.
We partner closely with expert cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, electrophysiologists, fetal cardiologists, adult congenital cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and others and work with families from diagnosis and beyond. We’re integrated into your child’s heart team from the very start.
The Nemours cardiac psychology team includes nationally and internationally recognized leaders and researchers who shape the standard of care. Our care goes beyond medicine to improve all aspects of social, emotional and developmental wellness so kids with heart disease grow into healthy adults.