Pediatric heart specialists at Renown Children's Hospital provide personalized, compassionate care for congenital (present at birth) and acquired heart disorders. They treat young patients of all ages, from fetuses and newborns to children, adolescents and teenagers.
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What is Cardiology?
Pediatric cardiologists work with specialists in many areas to provide exactly the care your child needs. Your child's cardiologist may consult with heart surgeons, heart rhythm specialists (electrophysiologists), anesthesiologists, nurses, therapists and other medical professionals. Together and with you, they arrive at an accurate diagnosis the first time and create a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan based on your child's specific condition.
Whenever possible, the specialists at Rush perform minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions such as atrial septal defects and patent ductus arteriosus. Compared to traditional open-heart surgery, these procedures offer the following benefits:
- Smaller incisions
- Shorter recovery times
- Less bleeding
- Lower risk of infection