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Cardiology

The Division of Cardiology of the Department of Pediatrics provides a full spectrum of care for infants, children, and adolescents with congenital or acquired heart disease in the Variety Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM).

We also provide care for adults with congenital heart problems. Nine board certified pediatric cardiologists participate in inpatient care and outpatient diagnostic evaluations, both at CHM and various out-reach sites around Southeast Michigan.

The cardiology staff works closely with two board certified pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons. We provide state-of-the-art, non-invasive examinations, including transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and computerized tomography. CHM is the only free-standing children’s hospital with a positron emission tomography program, allowing a unique imaging modality for specific cardiac problems in pediatric patients.

The service provided in the cardiac catheterization laboratory includes diagnostic and interventional procedures. The cardiologists in the catheterization lab are involved with designing new technology to enhance the care of our patients. Diagnostic electrophysiology is an integral part of the program, along with radio-frequency ablation techniques to eliminate many abnormalities of the cardiac rhythm. We also have an active exercise physiology program and a successful cardiac transplant program. Our cardiology and cardiovascular surgical programs are internationally known for the excellence with which we provide care to all of our patients.