On arrival to our central downtown location, 225 E. Chicago Avenue, you will check in at our front desk on the 2nd floor of the hospital. From there, you will be directed to the 3rd floor via our patient elevators. Check-in for Cardiology is the West Check In.
From here, your child’s information will be taken to ensure the chart is up to date prior to beginning the appointment. A medical assistant or nurse will then direct you to have vital signs taken, or escort you and your child directly to any necessary imaging or testing.
Once necessary testing is complete and vitals signs are taken, you will meet with an experienced cardiologist and registered nurse to begin discussing your child’s condition and current state. 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.
Our entire team works to ensure your visit includes ample time for any necessary testing, patient assessment, and family-patient-provider discussion. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for the visit.