Pediatric Cardiology (Heart Care)

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Cardiology (Heart Care)

Expert Care With Heart

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Nemours pediatric cardiologists, advanced practice nurses and staff specialize in children's heart disease, from the simplest to the most complex. We focus on the early detection and repair of cardiac problems to help give kids, from before birth through the teen years, the best possible chance for a healthy future.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

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

  • anomalous coronary artery
  • anomalous origin of the pulmonary artery
  • aortic disease
  • aortic stenosis
  • aortopulmonary (AP) window
  • atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • atrioventricular canal defect
  • cardiomyopathy
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • congenital mitral valve disease
  • congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm
  • cor triatriatum
  • dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • double outlet right ventricle (DORV)
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • heart arrhythmias
  • heart failure
  • heart murmurs
  • heterotaxy syndrome
  • high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • interrupted aortic arch
  • levo-transposition of the great arteries
  • myocarditis
  • partially anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR)
  • patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • pulmonary artery sling
  • pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS)
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • pulmonary stenosis
  • pulmonary valve regurgitation
  • restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM)
  • single ventricle physiology and palliation
  • tetralogy of Fallot
  • total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • transposition of the great arteries
  • tricuspid atresia
  • truncus arteriosus
  • unroofed coronary sinus syndrome
  • vascular ring anomaly
  • ventricular septal defect (VSD)
Services We Offer

Services We Offer

We offer comprehensive services, which may vary depending upon the condition and location:

  • cardiac catheterization — a procedure used to diagnose or treat cardiac problems by inserting a thin plastic, flexible tube (called a “catheter”) into an artery or vein, and threading it through the bloodstream into the heart and its large blood vessels
  • cardiac diagnostic testing and kid-friendly imaging — state-of-the-art, noninvasive and minimally invasive tests for kids of all ages, including fetal testing for babies still in the womb
  • cardiovascular genetics counseling with a certified genetic counselor — for conditions that are caused, at least in part, by changes in genes
  • heart surgery — advanced procedures for congenital (present at birth) heart disease
  • heart transplants (available in the Delaware Valley only)
  • preventive cardiology — evaluation and guidance for kids with conditions that could put them at risk for future heart problems (such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and coronary artery disease)
Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Nemours offers a wide range of pediatric cardiology expertise and state-of-the-art technology to treat children of all ages with all kinds of heart disease. Our family-centered approach to care places you at the center of decisions about your child’s treatment. And we’ll make sure you understand what’s happening every step of the way.

Regional Pediatric Cardiology Highlights

Services, programs and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

The Nemours Cardiac Center, Delaware Valley offers comprehensive pediatric cardiology care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select satellite Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations.

Highlights of Our Care

  • physicians named Best Doctors in America®, year after year
  • excellent outcomes that place us among the top pediatric heart centers in the country
  • high patient and family satisfaction (in annual surveys, 100 percent of our patients said they would recommend the Nemours Cardiac Center)
  • one of only a few children’s hospitals nationwide named a Pediatric Heart Failure Institute by the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium
  • comprehensive care, with everything a child with heart disease could need in one central location, even before your baby is born (fetal diagnosis and coordination of care for after delivery)
  • mechanical circulatory support for children who require “artificial” heart support, including ventricular assist device (VAD) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (or "ECMO,") 
  • area’s only children’s hospital to offer ECMO as a referral and transport service
  • complete arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) diagnosis and treatment 
  • comprehensive cardiac testing, with many tests available at our outpatient offices throughout the Delaware Valley and all at our main location
  • cardiovascular genetic expertise, including a certified genetic counselor who offers counseling and support when a cardiac condition may have a genetic cause 
  • international recognition for our focus on preventive cardiology (preventing heart problems that can occur in adulthood)
  • expertise in fetal (unborn baby) cardiac problems — working with expectant parents to diagnose fetal congenital heart disease in the womb, helping them prepare, and then providing the necessary care as soon as the baby’s born
  • pioneering pediatric cardiology research, collaborating with researchers locally and nationally 
  • convenient care throughout the region — at outpatient practices and collaborating hospitals in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey 
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware , a safe, affordable home away from home conveniently located across the street from the hospital for long hospital stays

Featured Programs

The Nemours Cardiac Center offers many specialized programs, including those in:

Learn More About the Nemours Cardiac Center, Delaware Valley »

The Nemours Cardiac Center, Florida offers pediatric cardiology care at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select satellite Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations in the Orlando and Tampa Bay areas.

  • comprehensive heart care for kids, including outpatient cardiology, preventive cardiology, diagnostic testing, fetal diagnosis and coordination of care for after delivery, heart surgery, electrophysiology and anesthesia
  • integrated network where kids across the state can receive expert Nemours heart care, closer to home
  • many physicians consistently named some of the Best Doctors in America®
  • leading-edge cardiac diagnostic capabilities including tests such as electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiography (echo), cardiac event monitoring, Holter monitors (portable EKG) and more
  • fetal diagnostic testing for babies still in the womb and medical care as soon as the babies are born
  • kids-only cardiopulmonary lab, with VO2 max testing (the measure of the maximum amount of oxygen an individual can use during intense, or maximal exercise) to help determine physical limitations and heart rhythm abnormalities
  • experienced pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons to treat nearly all heart defects using the most innovative, up-to-date approaches
  • heart surgery and interventional cardiology for newborns with single-ventricle defects like hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) 
  • electrophysiology and arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) diagnosis and treatment, for the tiniest newborns to teens
  • preventive cardiology (preventing heart problems that can occur in adulthood)
  • cardiovascular genetic counselors providing in-depth testing and analysis (to help your family understand the effects a heart condition can have on your child, siblings and future generations)
  • Ronald McDonald House at Nemours Children’s Hospital for long hospital stays

Featured Programs

We offer many specialized programs, including those in:

Learn More About the Nemours Cardiac Center, Florida »

We offer pediatric cardiology care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and select satellite locations.

  • dedicated team specializing in treating cardiac issues in kids only
  • experienced and caring doctors and staff, who’ve treated kids with heart problems for many years
  • access to other Nemours cardiologists for highly complex cases
  • convenient locations, plus scheduled specialist appointments through live video chat
Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Teen tells his story about cardiology treatment.

Sometimes the best support and peace of mind comes from families who’ve been there. Meet some of the inspiring kids we’ve been honored to treat.

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Scheduled Specialist Online Visits

Nemours now offers scheduled specialist appointments through live video chat. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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Research & Clinical Trials

At Nemours, we’re actively researching new approaches for childhood disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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