Pediatric Cardiology

What is a pediatric cardiologist?

Pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat cardiac (heart) problems in children, oftentimes with these problems being detected before birth.

Chest pain, dizzy spells and heart murmurs or palpitations (irregular heartbeats) are among the symptoms that warrant a visit to a pediatric cardiologist.

Pediatric cardiologists receive special training to both interpret and perform electrocardiograms, echocardiograms and exercise tests.

Pediatric heart surgery can help treat congenital (present at birth) heart defects in children.