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Preventive Cardiology

Leaders in Preventing Heart Disease in Kids


Young boy happily taking part in a preventive cardiology treatment plan.

Your child’s diet, exercise and lifestyle habits can have a huge impact on their health down the road. That’s why our Nemours Cardiac Center experts evaluate and offer guidance for kids dealing with conditions that could put them at risk for heart issues when they grow up. Our pediatric cardiologists work together with your family to create a plan to help prevent future heart problems from developing. We’re here to help kids make heart-healthy choices today, so they can have healthier tomorrows.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat


Our preventive cardiology specialists see kids for conditions such as:

  • high blood pressure (also called, “hypertension”)
  • high cholesterol (which can increase kids’ chances of heart disease and strokes as adults)
  • high triglycerides (fats in the blood that store energy until the body needs it — too many can clog blood vessels and cause health problems)
  • obesity and weight problems 
Services We Offer

Services We Offer


Childhood obesity and diabetes have been on the rise for decades. That means kids need to be screened for heart disease risks based on their family history or early symptoms (like increasing weight or cholesterol levels). Our preventive cardiology experts can perform a complete evaluation and develop a plan to reduce your child’s risk of future heart disease.

We offer complete cardiac services, which may vary depending on the condition and location:

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us


Nemours offers a wide range of pediatric cardiology expertise and advanced technology to prevent and treat heart disease. Our family-centered approach places you at the center of decisions about your child’s treatment. And we 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 leading pediatric cardiology care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select satellite Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations.

  • known around the world for our focus in preventive cardiology
  • 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)
  • complete cardiac testing, with many tests available at our outpatient offices throughout the Delaware Valley and all at our main location
  • convenient care throughout the region at outpatient practices and hospitals we work with in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey 
  • pioneering pediatric cardiology research, working with researchers locally and nationally

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.

  • pediatric network where kids across the state can receive expert Nemours heart care, closer to home
  • many physicians regularly named some of the Best Doctors in America®
  • complete cardiac testing such as electrocardiogram (EKG), Holter monitors (portable EKG) and echocardiography (echo)
  • kids-only cardiopulmonary lab, with VO2 max testing (which measures the maximum amount of oxygen a child can use during intense exercise)

Learn More About the Nemours Cardiac Center, Florida

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

  • pediatric network where kids across the state can receive expert Nemours heart care, closer to home
  • physicians consistently named Best Doctors in America®
  • complete cardiac testing such as electrocardiogram (EKG), Holter monitors (portable EKG) and echocardiography (echo)
  • kids-only cardiopulmonary lab, with VO2 max testing (which measures the maximum amount of oxygen a child can use during intense exercise)

Learn More About the Nemours Cardiac Center, Florida

Patient Stories

Patient Stories


Brendan and Dylan's preventive cardiology story.

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