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Pediatric cardiology

Pediatric cardiology diagnoses, treats and manage children's heart conditions. Specially trained cardiologists take a kid-friendly approach while tailoring care to their growing bodies. Depending on your child's needs, their treatment may include electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, X-rays, catheter procedures or minimally invasive surgery.

Pediatric cardiology in Asheville, North Carolina

To make childhood heart problems a little less unsettling, we work to be good care partners for your child and your family.

At Mission Children's Hospital, located in Mission Hospital, our pediatric cardiologists offer unparalleled inpatient and outpatient services. We work together to ensure your child lives better following heart issues.

Pediatric heart conditions we treat

Some of the pediatric heart conditions our specialists focus on include:

  • Atrial septal defect
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Ventricular septal defect

Pediatric cardiology services we offer

We are dedicated to creating a welcoming, child-friendly atmosphere that helps your child feel comforted and safe when dealing with the difficulties of heart care.

Features of our pediatric heart care program

While we emphasize prevention of common causes that can lead to cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke, our pediatric cardiologists place a particular focus on congenital and acquired heart disease. Congenital heart disease is a condition that is present at birth, whereas acquired heart disease can arise from a bacterial infection or inflammation during infancy. When treating the various types of these diseases, we may use one or a combination of the following:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Medication therapy
  • Surgery (including heart transplant in severe cases)

Cardiovascular surgery for children

Heart surgery can be overwhelming for both parents and kids, but our pediatric heart surgeons have advanced training in navigating surgical issues unique to children. We have cultivated a kid-friendly atmosphere to make the experience as comfortable as possible, and use child-sized instruments to accommodate their smaller hearts and blood vessels. Additionally, we have a special sedation team to keep them comfortable under constant observation. These specialists will monitor their breathing, heart rate and blood pressure to ensure that they remain relaxed, calm, sleepy and still. When children receive sedation, they may appear very sleepy, but are fully able to breathe on their own and respond to voice and touch.

Intensive care services

Our pediatric intensive care unit is the only critical care pediatric hospital service available in Western North Carolina. We provide 24/7 critical care for hospitalized pediatric patients ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old. Our PICU services may also include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

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