More information on the Kentucky Children's Heart Center
Kentucky Children's Hospital's pediatric cardiology specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists leverage leading-edge technologies such as fetal echocardiography to care for newborns and children with any heart defect, regardless of its complexity.
With the use of leading-edge technologies, the Kentucky Children's Heart Center team can identify virtually all complex congenital heart diseases in fetuses as young as 18-20 weeks. This information helps the physician team plan the remainder of the mother's pregnancy and follow-up, including immediate intervention if necessary.
Kentucky Children's Heart Center has subspecialty coverage in a wide range of areas including:
- Arrhythmia detection
- Cardiac catheterization and interventions
- Congenital and acquired heart disease
- Fetal-perinatal cardiology
Non-invasive treatments available:
- Echocardiography (transthoracic, transesophageal, fetal)
- Exercise-stress testing
- Rhythm disturbances
- Pacemaker clinic
- Invasive electrophysiological study and ablation of abnormal electrical pathways
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Preventive cardiology
Services will eventually expand to include pediatric heart transplants for Kentucky Children's Hospital patients.
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