Board-Certified Pediatric Cardiologists
The board-certified pediatric cardiologists of KIDZ Medical Services offer comprehensive clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease in newborns, children, teens, and young adults. They use their extensive education and highly specialized training, along with the most modern medical technologies, to provide integrated yet individualized pediatric cardiac medical care.
Our pediatric heart doctors provide cardiac care to patients in their medical offices as well as in hospitals throughout South Florida. We work with obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, and family practice physicians in a team effort to provide excellent collaborative patient care.
Common referrals to a pediatric cardiologist include children who have a heart murmur, chest pain, an irregular heart rate, palpitations, or fainting episodes. Our pediatric cardiologists will assess your child, including a physical examination of your child with a thorough survey of your child's and your family's medical history. The evaluation may also include an EKG, an echocardiogram, and occasionally, a Holter monitor, an event monitor, or an exercise stress test.
Pediatric Cardiology Services
- Assessment, diagnosis, and management of congenital heart defects
- Assessment, diagnosis, and management of acquired heart conditions
- Evaluation of heart murmurs
- Fetal cardiology
- Cardiac health and prevention counseling
Our offices are equipped to perform most diagnostic tests during a visit, usually eliminating the need to go to the hospital for outpatient testing. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive approach to our patients and ensure that our families leave the office with a good understanding of the cardiac findings and plans for follow-up. We also are diligent in following up with referring physicians.
Heart Disease in Children
There are two types of heart disease affecting children:
Congenital heart disease is present at birth due to abnormal development of a baby's heart in the early stages of pregnancy. Congenital heart disease may be discovered while a baby is still a fetus in the womb or as late as adulthood.
Acquired heart disease can develop at any age. The most common heart diseases seen in children in the United States include hypertension, heart damage due to infections or viruses, abnormal heart rhythms, or endocarditis (inflammation of the heart lining and heart valves.)
In most cases, many heart problems in childhood can be outgrown and may just need to be monitored or perhaps treated for a while during the growing years. Some ailments require medication or surgery to correct the problem.
Contact Our Pediatric Heart Doctors Today!
If your pediatrician or family doctor recommends that your child see a doctor who specializes in heart conditions in children, trust the experts at KIDZ Medical Services. Call to make an appointment with one of our pediatric cardiologists or request an appointment online.