For Children with Existing Diagnosed Heart Defects
Please arrange to send all relevant test results and medical records before the appointment. During your visit you will meet with an experienced cardiologist and a clinical nurse coordinator. Other sub-specialists (i.e. interventionalists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists) are also available should the need arise.
Following a detailed history, exam, and review of cardiac imaging, other tests results and previous surgical procedures, we will discuss the diagnosis, treatment options and expected outcomes with you and your child. Be sure to come with specific questions. Doing so will allow our team to focus the discussion to meet your needs and optimize the educational value of the visit for your family. At the conclusion of the visit, our team will write a letter to your pediatrician or referring cardiologist with the conclusions of the members of the cardiac team.
Your visit will include a tour of the hospital and the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for the visit.