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Patient Care

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology, which is an integral part of the Duke Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center, is a primary provider of inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services in the southeastern United States. 

We offer the full spectrum of heart care services for your child, including:

  • Cardiac Catheterization
    Cardiac catheterization is a highly specialized procedure that requires the expertise of a skilled and experienced team. Our interventional cardiologists are recognized experts in the field of pediatric cardiac catheterization and have several decades of experience among them.
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
    We offer advanced imaging techniques to obtain highly detailed pictures of your child’s heart structure and function:
    • Echocardiography. An echocardiographic study is an ultrasound of the heart, most commonly referred to as a cardiac ultrasound or echocardiogram (echo).
    • Cardiac MRI. A noninvasive imaging technique, cardiac MRI uses magnetic technology, not radiation, to create detailed images of the heart.
    • Cardiac CT Angiography. A computerized tomography (CT) coronary angiogram is an imaging test that looks at the arteries that supply your child’s heart with blood. Unlike traditional coronary angiograms, CT angiograms don't use a catheter threaded through the blood vessels to the heart.
  • Electrophysiology 
    Our expert pediatric electrophysiologists provide comprehensive heart rhythm management of arrhythmias and syncope in children. 
  • Fetal Heart Program
    Through this innovative program, the unborn child is cared for as a separate and individual patient. Comprehensive care begins in utero and is coordinated in partnership with referring maternal fetal medicine specialists and obstetricians with many subspecialties, including cardiology, cardiac surgery, genetics, and radiology. 
  • Adult Congenital Heart Program
    In our Adult Congenital Heart Program, we provide lifelong follow-up care, including comprehensive diagnostic testing, complete therapeutic interventions (if needed), and coordination of patient care with specialty services at Duke University Hospital or one of our affiliated hospitals. 
  • Cardiovascular Genetics Program
    The Cardiovascular Genetics Program coordinates the multidisciplinary care of children and their families with genetic and metabolic disorders or complex birth defects. 
  • Heart Failure and Transplant Program
    Our comprehensive Heart Failure and Transplant Program dedicated to managing children and adolescents with heart failure. We use the latest treatments, including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and, in some cases, heart transplantation. 

A comprehensive description of all of our pediatric and adult clinical services, locations, and appointment information is available on Duke Children's.

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