We provide cardiology services on our main campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as a number of outpatient care and affiliate locations throughout the Southwest region of Florida.
Update: We are now offering telemedicine appointments for cardiology, for the health and safety of our patients while coronavirus (COVID-19) is present in Florida. For appointment scheduling, please call 727-767-3333.
When your child has a heart condition, it is important that he or she receives care from an expert team with experience treating all aspects of congenital heart disease.
Our board-certified pediatric cardiologists treat children of all ages with a range of heart conditions, from common conditions like heart murmurs and palpitations, to more complex conditions. In addition, we treat adults who were born with congenital heart disease.
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We address all aspects of your child’s congenital heart condition, providing long-term care for our patients from diagnosis through adulthood. Our programs and services include:
Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT and MRI)
Non-invasive cardiac imaging services include both pediatric and fetal echocardiography. This is a type of ultrasound that uses soundwaves to take images of the heart. We also offer cardiac CT and MRI. Cardiac MRI is available on our main campus and Outpatient Care, Tampa.
Patients and families with cardiovascular and genetic conditions receive care, information and resources in our cardiovascular genetics clinic. Our cardiologists work with our genetics team on genetic testing and counseling, syndrome diagnosis, and management of malformation syndromes. Learn more about the clinic.
Cardiomyopathy is a condition that involves an abnormality in the heart muscle. There are several kinds, but the two most common cardiomyopathy types are dilated cardiomyopathy (in which the heart may function poorly) and hypertrophic (in which the heart muscle is abnormally thick).
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Inpatient care for children with congenital heart defects or cardiovascular disorders is provided in our cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU). Our CVICU team includes cardiologists, heart surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, critical care specialists, respiratory therapists and other pediatric experts to meet your child’s individual needs. Learn more about our CVICU.
Children with irregular, racing or abnormally slow heart rates may have a cardiac arrhythmia, a condition in which the heart's electrical conduction system is disrupted. Although most pediatric arrhythmias are not life threatening, some patients will need a pacemaker or implanted cardiac defibrillator. We specialize in non-invasive and invasive treatment for these conditions and perform most ablation procedures with no X-ray exposure.
Fetal Heart Program
Patients whose unborn babies are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect receive care from our fetal cardiac experts. We specialize in diagnosis and treatment planning before birth for conditions including congenital heart disease, and heart conditions that run in families. Learn more about our fetal heart program.
Heart Transplant Care
Although our heart transplant program remains on voluntary inactive status while we rebuild our heart surgery program, we continue to care for patients who have received a transplant. These patients will continue to receive outpatient and inpatient care, including cardiac catheterization and biopsies. Learn more about our heart transplant program.
Interventional Catheterization Program
We perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures to observe the heart in action, and interventional cardiac catheterization to repair the heart. Interventional catheterization can accomplish many repairs that previously required surgery.
Preventive cardiology focuses on reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke later in life. We work with children who may already have cholesterol and blood pressure issues, and provide expertise in identifying at-risk children and offering options for dietary, activity and medical management.
Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs, can affected both children with and without congenital heart defects. Our comprehensive team specializes in diagnosing and treating children with pulmonary hypertension.
Adult Congenital Heart Care
More than 1 million adults in the United States live with congenital heart defects. Thanks to advances in medical and surgical care, children with congenital heart defects are surviving into adulthood — and thriving. However, these chronic conditions can put patients at risk over time. We continue to provide inpatient and outpatient care to monitor and protect our patients’ health into adulthood.
Outpatient cardiology services
Our cardiologists provide many of our services at our outpatient care locations, which means that your child can receive the care he or she needs for simple and complex congenital heart defects closer to home. We also provide outpatient care for pediatric heart transplant patients. Some of the most common reasons for outpatient cardiology care are heart murmurs, palpitations, fainting and chest pain.
Cardiology services are available at the following locations:
- East Lake
- North Port
- St. Petersburg
We also collaborate with community hospitals throughout the west coast of Florida, providing children with greater access to specialized pediatric care. Our cardiologists work with affiliates that include:
- Brandon Regional Hospital
- Bayfront St. Petersburg/Bayfront Baby Place
- Bayfront — Port Charlotte
- AdventHealth Tampa
- Medical Center of Trinity
- Oak Hill Hospital
- Sarasota Memorial Hospital
- St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
- Tampa General Hospital
Learn more about our board-certified pediatric cardiologists and the advanced practice providers on the cardiology team.
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Five-month-old Lukas is on the road to a promising recovery with care from the multidisciplinary team in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute.