Pediatric Cardiology

 

Pediatric cardiology is the care of children with congenital heart defects. These are heart conditions that have been present since the child’s birth. While congenital heart defects cannot be prevented and their cause is unknown, there are several advanced treatment options available for children of all ages. The pediatric cardiologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital are experts in detecting and treating cardiac problems and abnormalities in children. Since heart problems can be discovered before birth, evaluation and treatment may begin with the fetus. Our pediatric cardiologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital specialize in different areas such as fetal cardiology, intensive cardiac care, electrophysiology, and cardiac catheterization.

If your child is born with a heart defect, much can be done to improve or repair their heart. Your child’s heart deserves the very best care with a pediatric cardiologist that you can trust. Our highly skilled team works together to make sure your son or daughter receives the highest quality and most compassionate care possible. Our patient-centered, team-based approach means we’re able to coordinate virtually everything your child needs including tests, surgeries, advanced clinical procedures, and rehabilitation.

At Rockcastle Regional Hospital, we are devoted to providing exemplary care and to choosing a course designed to achieve the optimal outcome for your child. We utilize a wide breadth of unique and complementary experiences to best guide your child’s management. We promote and strive to have family understanding and participation in both the management and treatment of your child.

Our board certified and skilled pediatric cardiologists utilize sophisticated, state-of-the-art, non-invasive techniques to arrive at the most accurate diagnosis and implement the most effective therapy. We offer the most comprehensive cardiac services for children in the region. We know that visiting a pediatric cardiologist for the first time can be stressful and we will do our very best to make you and your child feel comfortable. We will help you understand the evaluation process as well as the plan of action.

The science of pediatric cardiology includes an understanding of the anatomy and function of the normal heart, as well as the development of abnormalities during fetal life and those acquired after birth. When necessary, these abnormalities may be treated or repaired medically, surgically, or both. The treatment of congenital heart disease can begin before birth and can continue into adulthood.

The board-certified pediatric cardiologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital provide diagnosis and management for the following conditions:

  • ArrhythmiaRockcastle Regional Hospital provides exemplary pediatric cardiology care and achieves an optimal outcome for your child.
  • Blood pressure concerns
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Chest pains
  • Congenital heart conditions
  • Heart murmurs
  • Heart palpitations
  • High cholesterol
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Syncope/Fainting

 

The pediatric cardiologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital may order the following cardiac testing:

  • EKG
  • Electrocardiogram monitoring
  • Fetal echocardiogram
  • Stress testing
  • Trans-thoracic echocardiogram

 

Pediatric cardiology at Rockcastle Regional Hospital offers patients and their families:

  • Comprehensive, family-centered cardiac care provided by a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team of board-certified pediatric cardiac specialists
  • Seamless transition of care from before birth throughout childhood, adolescence and all stages of adulthood in a single setting
  • Minimally invasive approaches to treatment
  • Physician care provided by senior-level doctors
  • Access to the vast services, advanced technologies and expertise of virtually all pediatric and adult specialists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital

 

The experts at Rockcastle Regional Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology are ready when you need them. Our highly skilled pediatric cardiologists treat a wide range of acquired and congenital heart conditions, using the latest advances and state-of-the-art equipment. You will find a team committed to fostering a warm and reassuring environment for families at Rockcastle Regional Hospital.