Expert Care for Coronary Abnormalities

Expert Care for Coronary Abnormalities

Congenital Coronary Anomaly Program

Though rare, birth defects of the coronary arteries can be serious. Cardiologists from around North Texas choose our program as the No. 1 place to send children because we evaluate and treat so many of these rare conditions each year.

Coronary arteries are responsible for bringing oxygen-rich blood to the heart. A problem with the coronary arteries can affect how the heart functions. The congenital coronary artery program at Children’s Health℠ specializes in diagnosing and managing these often-silent heart defects so children and adolescents can live fulfilling, active lives. Our skilled pediatric cardiologists use advanced testing to fully evaluate your child’s heart health. When a coronary abnormality is detected, our dedicated specialists use the latest evidence and technology to tailor treatment recommendations.

Offering advanced testing and the treatment your child needs, all in one place

A child with a congenital heart defect requires ongoing care throughout their lives. We know this can be a lot for families to manage, so we coordinate the complex care your child needs. We will take care of scheduling all your child's treatments and appointments. Our advanced diagnostic equipment is in one location, so you won’t have to worry about going to multiple places for testing. And, whenever possible, we schedule all your child’s heart testing for the same day. A few days after the testing, you’ll come back to hear the results and learn more about your child’s condition. Then, we’ll create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your child.

Leading experts in congenital heart treatments

Research and treatment options for congenital defects are changing rapidly. Each member of our team is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest advances in the field. We’re also part of a national collaborative effort of the Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Society to research anomalous coronary arteries. Having access to the most up-to-date information helps our specialists fine-tune techniques to more accurately diagnose these conditions and make recommendations.

Team care, tailored to your child’s heart condition

Your child will benefit from the care and expertise of many heart specialists. Each doctor can offer information on your child's condition based on their special expertise, whether it's cardiac imaging or one of our world-renowned heart surgeons. This team approach allows us to create a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for your child. We sit down with you and your child to explain in detail what a coronary defect diagnosis means for their health. We go over everything you can do to help your child live a healthy, active life.