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Pediatric Cardiology & Congenital Heart Care

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Compassionate Heart Care for You and Your Child

Adult and Pediatric cardiologists at Johns Hopkins,  provide the most advanced cardiology care for adults and children with general or complex cardiac conditions. Our specialists are trained to care for people of all ages — from in the womb throughout adulthood — at many locations in throughout Maryland.

  
 
 

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Our Pediatric Cardiology Services

We provide an array of advanced cardiology services for your child. Learn more about the services we provide:

  • We provide outpatient and acute inpatient evaluation of infants, children and adolescents for heart transplantation. Services for critically ill patients include cardiac support with left and bi-ventricular assist devices prior to transplantation.

  • Our specialists manage and treat infants, children and adolescents with complex heart rhythm disorders. We provide the following services to ensure your child receive the most advanced care:

    • Noninvasive and intracardiac electrophysiologic testing
    • Medical therapy
    • Radiofrequency ablation therapy
    • Fetal rhythm management

    Patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators are also followed regularly by our team.

  • Congenital heart defects are common conditions for newborns in the United States. We provide services and programs to treat all congenital heart conditions for patients and specialize in early detection during pregnancy. Our experts continue to treat patients through adulthood by collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center.

  • We are able to diagnose complex congenital heart disease and cardiac rhythm disorders prenatally, before birth. Our specialists provide fetal cardiology services, including diagnostic ultrasound and family counseling.

  • Outpatient services in general pediatric cardiology are provided daily at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Consultations and follow-up care are provided at our Johns Hopkins Community Physician locations. Services may include electrocardiogram and echocardiography.

  • We collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Heart Diseases at Johns Hopkins to provide the best treatment for patients with genetic cardiac conditions. We provide genetic counseling, diagnostic services and condition management for patients.

  • Our specialists may perform interventional cardiac catheterization to provide the most accurate diagnosis for congenital heart conditions and defects.

    Minimally-invasive procedures may also be performed during the cardiac catheter implantation. Our team specializes in minimally-invasive procedures which reduce the chances of complications and time spent recovering.

 
 
 

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Pediatric & Congenital Cardiology

We treat patients of all ages with congenital and acquired heart conditions. Learn why you should bring your child to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center.

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Specialized Treatment

We provide your child with the latest non-invasive testing, evaluation and management for pediatric cardiac conditions.

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Expert Care

Our pediatric cardiologists have expertise in a wide range of congenital heart disorders and collaborate with specialists of different departments to create a holistic approach to care.

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Family-Centered Care

We focus on treating the entire family with genetic counseling and continuity of care for children as they reach adulthood.

 
 

Cardiovascular Research

Our physicians are engaged in several research projects, some funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. Learn more about our current research pursuits.

 

Patient Stories

Meet some of our former patients who share their experience of being treated at Johns Hopkins.

  • Esther's Story

    Esther Martin was born with congenital heart defects and was treated as an adult at Johns Hopkins. She was able to undergo a successful pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby.

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  • Kamari's Story

    Johns Hopkins physicians treated Kamari for hypoplastic right heart syndrome. Despite four major heart surgeries, Kamari is healthy and has overcame his congenital heart condition.

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  • Micah's Story

    After suffering from a bad cold, Micah was diagnosed with myocarditis (swelling of the heart). At Johns Hopkins Hospital, Micah received a life-saving heart transplant which is helping him continue to thrive.

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Locations for Cardiology Care

Our specialists provide cardiology services at ten different locations in the Maryland area. Find a location convenient to you.

 
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