Heart Conditions We Treat

We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children with congenital and acquired heart conditions. The following is a list of many conditions we treat. 

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Heart defects discovered later in life, such as atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, transposition of the great arteries and ventricular septal defect.

Aortic Stenosis

When the aortic valve is narrowed or thickened, causes obstruction. This makes it hard for the heart to pump blood to the body.

Aortopathy (Dilated Root & Abnormalities of the Aorta)

Any disease of the aorta, the main artery taking oxygenated blood from the left side of the heart to the arteries of all limbs and organs.

Arrhythmias & Electrophysiology

An abnormal rhythm of the heart resulting from damage to any part of the heart's electrical system.

Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome

A rare disease affecting the connective tissue of the body, causing abnormal twists and turns in the arteries.

Atrial Septal Defect

An opening between the heart's two upper chambers, which lets some blood from the left atrium return to the right atrium instead of flowing to the body.

Atrioventricular Canal

When the common valve between the upper and lower chambers doesn't close properly, allowing blood to leak backward from the heart's lower chambers to the upper ones.

Cardiomyopathy

Abnormal heart muscle sometimes appearing suddenly (acute), sometimes present for many years or even since birth (chronic/congenital), sometimes not diagnosed until leading to heart failure.

Chest Pain

Pain most commonly musculoskeletal (in the muscles or chest wall), pulmonary (asthma or pneumonia), and idiopathic (no abnormalities found). Rarely due to cardiac disease.

Coarctation of the Aorta

When the aorta is pinched or constricted, usually between the upper and lower half of the body, obstructing blood flow to the lower part and increasing blood pressure in the upper.

Congenital Contractural Arachnodactyly

A genetic disorder that may affect many areas of the body: Long limbs and long and slender fingers and toes, joints permanently bent, muscles underdeveloped and heart defects.

Congestive Heart Failure

Poor pumping of the ventricles of the heart, resulting in fluid buildup, causing swelling in legs, ankles and other organs, such as the liver and intestinal tract, hindering their function.