Pediatric Heart Institute
Better outcomes for children with heart problems
In this age of high-tech medicine, listening to a child's heart is still a critical tool for finding problems. Listening to your questions and concerns is also a vital part of our commitment to patient-focused care.
Heart conditions in children are typically different that adult heart problems. Our Pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat more children than any hospital in the region. We coordinate care with your child's doctor and our experts in child health and family support. Your access to experts includes same-day or next-day consultations for urgent needs.
We handle a full range of heart conditions, from second opinions on heart murmurs to heart surgery and heart transplants. Our specialists can diagnose and treat heart problems even before a baby is born. Some of the conditions we diagnose and treat include:
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
|Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Supraventricular Tachycardia - SVT
Tetralogy of Fallot
Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
An echocardiogram ("echo") is a painless test that uses ultrasound (non-radioactive) for viewing the heart.
Cardiac catheterization pinpoints or fixes heart and blood vessel problems suspected in your child. Learn more about getting your child ready for a catheterization appointment.
Bringing cardiology care to your town
Our pediatric cardiology team is traveling to clinic locations across Middle Tennessee.
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