The Pediatric Cardiology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and follow-up of children with congenital or acquired cardiac disease from birth to 18 years of age.
The clinic provides specialized multidisciplinary care for children with different cardiac conditions including but not limited to the following:
- children with suspected or known congenital heart disease
- children with suspected or known acquired heart disease
- children with familial conditions such as cardiomyopathy or inherited arrhythmias
- children post cardiac surgery or heart transplant
- children requiring invasive procedures such as cardiac catheterization or electrophysiology study and ablation
- children with specific conditions such as pulmonary hypertension or Kawasaki disease
The clinic offers a comprehensive list of cardiac investigations including the following:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG): standard 12 lead, modified high-lead and signal averaged ECGs
- Continuous rhythm monitoring: Holter, event recorder and loop recorder
- Continuous blood pressure monitoring
- Exercise stress and cardiopulmonary stress testing
- Echocardiography: trans-thoracic, trans-esophageal, functional, 3-dimensional and stress echocardiograms
- Pacemaker, defibrillator, and implantable loop recorder interrogations
Multiple cardiology subspecialty services are available in the clinic including the following: advanced cardiac imaging (3D echo, MRI …), electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization, heart function, pulmonary hypertension, heart transplant, dyslipidemia and systemic hypertension.
Multiple complimentary disciplines are also part of the clinic services and include the following: nutritionist, social worker, genetic counselor, geneticist, anticoagulation.
Consultation, echocardiography and counseling for fetal congenital heart disease is also offered by specialized pediatric cardiologists in the fetal medicine program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital
For more information on the Stollery Congenital Heart Program visit ahs.ca/StolleryHeart