Pitcher “Strikes Out” Hole in His Heart
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The Pediatric Heart Center at Miller Children’s provides total prenatal, infant, pediatric and young adult heart care for patients with congenital or acquired heart disease or who have a family history of heart problems. These heart problems include children who are born with holes in the heart, abnormal heart valves, abnormal blood vessels and small or underdeveloped chambers of the heart. The pediatric cardiac center also has treatment and preventative care plans for heart problems that develop later in childhood such as chest pain, fainting, palpitations, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
The pediatric cardiac care team diagnoses pediatric heart disease using non-invasive or minimally invasive tests and procedures, such as electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, exercise stress test, 24-hour holter monitor and heart catheterization. Leading treatment plans for pediatric heart disease, include minimally invasive cardiac catheterization along with medication to manage a child’s heart condition.
For children with heart disease that require cardiac surgery, the pediatric cardiac care team works closely with surgeons from the start of the procedure, follows the patient through discharge from the hospital, and into post-operative follow-up care at the Pediatric Cardiology CCS Center in Long Beach or Torrance.
For more information, call 855-999-6241.