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Patient Information

Services & Specialties

At WakeMed Children's - Pediatric Cardiology, we are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions in infants, children and adolescents.  Our pediatric cardiologists are highly trained and experts in identifying both genetic and rare pediatric cardiac conditions. 

Common Conditions We Treat:

  • Murmurs
  • Syncope/Fainting
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol - Learn more about our Pediatric Lipid Program.
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Arrhythmias
  • Viral infections
  • Cardiomyopathies

Complex Conditions We Treat:

  • Congenital heart disease/abnormalities of the heart:
    • Aortic valve stenosis (AVS)
    • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
    • Coarctation of the Aorta
    • Complete Atroventricular Canal defect (CAVC)
    • Ebstein’s anomaly
    • Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA)
    • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
    • Single Ventricle Defects
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC)
    • Transposition of the great arteries
    • Truncus Arteriosus
    • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • Acquired conditions:
    • Kawasaki disease
    • Rheumatic heart disease
    • Myocarditis
    • Endocarditis

Diagnostic Testing

In addition to consultation, including a detailed family history, our cardiologists utilize advanced diagnostic testing to diagnose and manage pediatric cardiac conditions, including:

  • Electrocardiograms (ECG)
  • Echocardiograms
  • Fetal echocardiograms
  • 24-Hour Holter Monitors
  • Exercise stress tests
  • Pulse oximetry

What to Expect from Your First Visit

Knowing, or even suspecting, that your child may have a cardiac condition can be scary.  We understand that.  And from the first moment you call us, we’ll provide you and your family with the care and compassion you deserve -- seeing you through every step of the way.  Caring for you and your child starts the moment you contact us and never ends.  We take extra care to ensure you understand the tests we are performing and the care plan that we develop.  Our goal is to ensure that parents and families never feel alone in the process.  Our promise is to deliver care for the heart, from the heart.