Welcome to Children's Heart Center. We are heart specialists for children. Our job is to thoroughly evaluate your child's heart to determine if a problem exists or not.
The most common reason why your child would be referred to our office is that a heart murmur has been heard. Other reasons for referral may be chest pain, or an irregular heartbeat or some other condition that may be affecting the heart. The word "murmur" is the source of much anxiety. However, it simply means sound. Our job is to determine if this sound or "murmur" is something to be concerned about or not.
Your child's heart evaluation consists of discussing the history of the possible problem and a thorough cardiac physical exam including blood pressure measurement, regardless of age, in both the arms and the legs. An EKG is usually done prior to seeing the doctor.
Following the history and exam, an Echocardiogram or ultrasound exam of the heart may be recommended. We do this test in our office. It is performed personally by the physician and results are immediate.
We understand that being referred to us is very distressing. Our staff and doctors are here to help make sure that all your questions are answered.
Other reasons for your child to see us:
- Chest Pain
- Known Heart Problems
- Passing Out
- Family History of Heart Problems
- Irregular Heart Beats
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Rheumatic Fever
- Kawasaki's Disease
- Previous Heart Surgery
- If Your Pediatrician Wants You To See A Cardiologist