Pediatric cardiologists diagnose, treat, and manage heart problems in children, including
"Congenital heart disease" (heart differences children are born with), such as holes between chambers of the heart, valve problems, and abnormal blood vessels
"Arrhythmias", or abnormal heart rhythms caused by the electrical system that controls the heart beat
Some pediatric cardiologists also treat "pulmonary hypertension" (high blood pressure in the lungs), but in some regions of the country, pulmonary hypertension is treated by pediatric pulmonologists (lung specialists).
Some pediatric cardiologists may treat "systemic hypertension" (high blood pressure in the body), but in some regions of the country, systemic hypertension is treated by pediatric nephrologists (kidney specialists).
At the American Mission Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology is a subspecialty under the Pediatrics Department
Our pediatric cardiologist Dr Dario Dukic can be consulted for the treatment of children on these issues.