Cardiac Consultation

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When your child is having symptoms of a heart condition or test results show that something isn’t quite right, it helps to get a second opinion. Many times these problems are nothing serious, but the best way to know for sure is to see an expert.

Expert Care

  • Reputation: As a referral center, children come to us from outside Texas as well as other countries because of our experience in successfully treating even rare forms of heart disease.
  • Team approach: We work with other heart center specialists to carefully evaluate children with complex conditions. In fact, we meet on a regular basis to make sure we are offering the right care for each patient.
  • Convenient care: Part of our patient-centered focus includes trying to schedule all of your child’s appointments and tests the same day.
  • Expert diagnosis: Our expertise in every aspect of pediatric heart disease means your child receives a very thorough exam. We perform any test they may need, but also recognize when a child’s condition can be evaluated through simpler means.
  • Seamless care: With so many specialists all in one place, you can get answers about your child’s condition very quickly. In some cases, a referring doctor can receive our consultative report within minutes of your child’s exam.
  • Emergency appointments: If your child has an urgent need, we usually can see them the same day. All of our experts are available for emergency consultations at any time day or night.

Conditions We Treat

From fetal heart conditions to adult congenital heart defects, we perform a comprehensive evaluation so you can get definitive answers about your child’s condition.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class care in the following areas:

  • Cardiac catheterization: Specialized tests in our dedicated labs using catheters (thin, spaghetti like tubes) to test your child’s heart functioning
  • Cardiothoracic surgery: Consultation and testing to let you know whether surgery is right for your child
  • Cardiac imaging: With a dedicated lab and imaging specialists, we perform a range of tests to accurately diagnose your child’s condition
  • Electrophysiology: We provide advanced care for children with heart rhythm disorders
  • Fetal heart: Expert diagnosis of heart conditions in unborn babies starting at 18 weeks old
  • Heart transplant: Meet with our team of heart transplant experts to know whether this procedure is right for your child
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD): Pioneering the development of life-saving devices for even our smallest patients, experts can let you know if a VAD can help your child while they await transplant surgery
  • Prevention: If you have a family history of heart disease or your child is showing early signs of heart disease, a consultation with our prevention experts can let you know if your child could benefit from specialized care

Why Children’s Health℠

With a large team of cardiologists, subspecialists and advance practice nurses as well as a dedicated cardiac imaging team all in one location, the Heart Center at Children’s Health℠ offers unparalleled expertise in the North Texas region. 

Treatments

The goal of a cardiac consult is to determine whether your child has a heart condition, and if they do which treatments might work best.

  • If your child does need treatment, you can relax knowing that Children’s offers a full range of innovative treatments for all forms of pediatric heart disease, including over 100 types of congenital heart defects.
  • If you chose to receive care closer to home, the experts at Children’s are happy to work with doctors in your community so that your child gets the best care possible.

Learn more about the conditions we treat and what to expect at your child’s consultation.