Pediatric Cardiology | Pediatric Heart Center | Loyola Medicine

Pediatric Cardiology

National Leader in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders

Loyola Medicine is a national leader in cardiovascular medicine, as is its pediatric cardiology program. Loyola’s multidisciplinary team of specialists includes cardiologists, cardiology nurse specialists and technical staff who are specially trained to care for infants, children and adolescents with suspected or proven cardiovascular disease or congenital heart disease.

Loyola’s pediatric cardiovascular health and disease prevention program brings experts in pediatric cardiology who understand the long-term effect of adolescent lipid disorders and recognize that undiscovered lipid disorders could have a lasting impact on health and well-being.

In addition to expert pediatric care, Loyola offers multidisciplinary teams of cardiovascular specialists who work collaboratively to provide optimal care for expectant mothers whose fetus may have a heart problem; learn more about fetal cardiology consultation. We also provide care for teens with congenital heart disease who are transitioning into the adult cardiovascular care program.

Why Choose Loyola for Pediatric Cardiology?

Regardless of your child's heart problem, Loyola has the diagnostic imaging tools and state-of-the-art treatment options available to help improve your child's outcome and increase survival rates.

Specialty Clinics for Pediatric Cardiology Services

Loyola is proud to offer our youngest patients the following expert care clinics:

General Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

Loyola’s general pediatric cardiology clinic provides evaluation and management of infants and children with suspected or proven cardiovascular disease, including:

  • Common concerns such as heart murmur, chest pain, fainting, palpitations, elevated blood pressure and elevated blood lipid levels

  • Genetic diseases at risk for associated cardiovascular problems such as Marfan syndrome, Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, Williams syndrome, 22q deletion syndrome and many others

  • Structural and congenital heart problems

Pediatric Heart Rhythm Disorders Clinic

Loyola’s pediatric heart rhythm disorders clinic provides advanced evaluation and management of abnormal heart rhythms or symptoms suspicious for arrhythmia, including:

  • Ambulatory ECG (Holter and patient-activated ECG event monitors)

  • Catheter-directed radiofrequency and cryothermic ablation for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias

  • External cardiac ambulatory telemetry

  • Genetic testing for hereditary arrhythmia syndromes, including long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome

  • Pacemaker implantation and follow-up

  • Signal-averaged ECG

  • Transesophageal and intracardiac electrophysiology testing

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Loyola’s adult congenital heart disease clinic provides outpatient care and surgical consultation, including heart transplant, for adolescents and adults who have grown up with congenital heart conditions.

Fetal Cardiology Clinic

Loyola’s fetal cardiology clinic provides multidisciplinary care of expectant mothers whose fetus may have heart problems, including fetal arrhythmia. Our fetal cardiology experts can provide testing, including echocardiography, as well as diagnosis of hereditary cardiovascular disease.

Multi-modality Non-invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory

Loyola’s multi-modality non-invasive cardiovascular laboratory provides optimal, non-invasive imaging and functional assessments of all pediatric and congenital cardiovascular disease. Specialized imaging includes: