Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute

Pediatric Cardiology Services

We provide cardiology services on our main campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as at many of our 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 (CHD).

Why Choose Johns Hopkins All Children’s

Our patients receive comprehensive, lifelong care from a team with expertise in treating heart conditions that are present at birth and an understanding of how a heart condition may affect a patient into adulthood.

Conditions We Treat

We treat patients with the full range of cardiac conditions, including:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Single ventricle defects

Learn more about the conditions we treat in the Heart Institute.

Many of our patients may be diagnosed before birth by the Fetal Heart Program team. Our pediatric cardiologists diagnose children of all ages with heart conditions and work closely with our board-certified surgeons. As children grow and transition to adult care, we continue to provide care and management of their conditions as part of our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.

Pediatric Cardiology Services We Offer

Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT and MRI) 

Non-invasive cardiac imaging services include pediatric and fetal echocardiography (a type of ultrasound that takes images of the heart). We also offer cardiac CT and MRI. Cardiac MRI is available at our locations in St. Petersburg and Tampa. In addition, we can perform 3-D printing of hearts when needed and we have a state-of-the-art virtual reality imaging platform which allows surgical planning to occur before an operation. Learn more about our imaging services.

Cardiac High Risk Monitoring Program

Babies who have serious heart conditions requiring multiple surgeries, including single-ventricle heart defects, receive specialized care and monitoring. Learn more about the program.

Cardio-Genetics Clinic 

Patients and families with cardiovascular and genetic conditions receive care, information and resources. Our cardiologists and genetics teams work together on genetic testing and counseling, syndrome diagnosis, and management of malformation syndromes. Learn more about the clinic.

Cardiomyopathy Program 

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. There are several kinds, but the two most common are dilated cardiomyopathy (in which the heart may function poorly) and hypertrophic (in which the heart muscle is abnormally thick). Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is recognized as a Center of Care by the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation. Learn more about the program

Cardio-Oncology Program

Our team provides comprehensive care for children with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy or stem cell transplant and develop heart issues due to their condition or the medications they are taking. We provide treatment and management while they are undergoing cancer treatment and beyond. Learn more about the Cardio-Oncology Program.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit 

The CVICU team provides inpatient care for children with congenital heart defects or cardiovascular disorders. The team includes cardiologists, heart surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiac intensivists, respiratory therapists and other pediatric experts to meet your child’s individual needs. Learn more about our CVICU.

Electrophysiology Program 

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. We specialize in non-invasive and invasive treatments for these conditions. Learn more about our Electrophysiology Program.

Fetal Heart Program 

Patients whose unborn babies are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect receive care from our fetal cardiac experts, who 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 Program 

Children with congenital heart defects or acquired heart disease who need a heart transplant receive comprehensive treatment and follow-up care, including outpatient and inpatient care, cardiac catheterization and biopsies. Learn more about our Heart Transplant Program.

Interventional Cardiology 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 in children of all ages. Learn more about the Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Program.

Preventive Cardiology 

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. Our team identifies at-risk children and offers options for dietary, activity and medical management. Learn more about the Preventive Cardiology program.

Pulmonary Hypertension Program 

Pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs, can affect both children with and without congenital heart defects. Our comprehensive team specializes in diagnosing and treating children with pulmonary hypertension. Learn more about our Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program.

Sports Cardiology 

For young athletes who have a heart condition or may be at a higher risk for a sudden cardiac event, we provide evaluation and management to help them safely participate in sports and other physical activities. Learn more about the program.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program 

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 work with adult patients who have congenital heart defects to provide a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plan. Learn more about the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.

Locations 

The cardiology team provides many 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.

Cardiology services are available at the following locations: 

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 
  • ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte 
  • Medical Center of Trinity 
  • Oak Hill Hospital 
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital 
  • St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital 
  • Tampa General Hospital 

Meet Our Pediatric Cardiologists

Learn more about our board-certified pediatric cardiologists and the advanced practice providers on the cardiology team.

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Request an Appointment

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