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Heart Disease and Disorders in Children

Lee Health Pediatric Cardiology: Your Resource for Understanding Your Child's Cardiac Care

Lee Health Pediatric Cardiologists understand the importance of being informed about your child's health care options. Whether their cardiac concerns stem from a genetic condition, a congenital defect or a unique cardiac event, we are here to help you understand your child's treatment options to support their heart health.  Read more about some of the conditions we treat below.

  • Your child's cardiac health is at the heart of our mission: To use the latest technology to diagnose and provide ongoing care while creating a warm environment for families.

Cardiovascular Diseases in Children

Like adults, children are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Often, with proper diet and lifestyle choices you can help reduce the risk for your child. Below are some of the cardiovascular diseases we treat in children.

  • Dyslipidemia - children
  • Hyperlipidemia 
  • Hypertension
  • Lipid disorders - children
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Right-to-left cardiac shunt
  • Secondary pulmonary hypertension
  • Understanding cholesterol results

Pediatric Cardiology Centers Serving Southwest Florida

Pediatric Cardiac Conditions Related to Heart Rate

Conditions affecting your child's heart rate can vary in severity. Early diagnosis helps your child's cardiac care providers ensure we are offering the best treatment options available to support your child's heart health. Below are some of the cardiac conditions related to heart rate that we treat:

  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Arrhythmia
  • AV Block
  • Bradycardia
  • Ectopic heartbeat
  • Mobitz type 1
  • Mobitz type II
  • Preexcitation syndrome
  • Premature atrial contraction
  • Premature supraventricular contractions
  • PVC (premature ventricular complex/contraction)
  • Rapid heart rate - PSVT
  • Rapid heartbeat - WPW
  • Slow heart rate - sick sinus
  • Tachycardia
  • Third-degree heart block
  • Wide-complex tachycardia
  • Wenckebach's block
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW)
  • Lee Health's pediatric cardiology experts use a variety of procedures to diagnose and treat arrhythmia in children.

Cardiac Conditions in Children Related to Heart Structure

Conditions related to heart structure can be congenital, or present at birth, while others may develop over time. Below are some of the cardiac conditions related to heart structure that we treat:

  • Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
  • Aortic aneurysm - Marfan
  • Aortic arch anomaly
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Aortopulmonary window
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Atrioventricular septal defect
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Cardiomyopathy - children
  • Congenital absence of the pulmonary valve
  • Cyanotic heart disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • DORV with subaortic VSD
  • Double aortic arch
  • Double inlet left ventricle
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Mitral valve regurgitation
  • Myxomatous mitral valve
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Primary cardiomyopathy
  • Primum ASD
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Pulmonary atresia - intact ventricular septum
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Secundum ASD
  • Single ventricle
  • Stenosis - pulmonary valve
  • Taussig-Bing anomaly
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Valve infection - children
  • Valve disorder - tricuspid atresia
  • Valve - disorder pulmonary atresia
  • Valvular aortic stenosis
  • Valvular disease - bicuspid aortic valve
  • Valvular mitral regurgitation
  • Valvular mitral stenosis
  • VSD Ventricular septal defect

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Cardiac Conditions Related to Artery Health

Understanding some of the artery conditions that affect children and how to treat or prevent them is an important part of helping your child live a heart-healthy life. Read more about artery conditions we treat below.

  •  Atherosclerosis
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Heart failure in children - overview
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Right aortic arch with aberrant subclavian and left ligamentum
  • Right aortic arch with aberrant subclavian and left ligamentum ateriosus
  • Right-sided heart failure
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Vascular ring
  • Learn more about this simple, painless, and effective test that takes detailed pictures of your child's heart.

Cardiac Conditions in Children Related to Tumors, Growths, or Scarring

Causes for growths, tumors or scarring vary, but our team of pediatric cardiologists has the experience needed to provide your child with compassionate care for conditions such as:

  • Atrial myxoma
  • Cherry angioma
  • Hemangioma
  • Keloid scar

Genetic Conditions in Children that impact the Heart

Genetic cardiac conditions can be discovered with a fetal echocardiogram, or throughout childhood. Depending on your child's condition, your Lee Health pediatric cardiologist will work with you do develop a treatment plan that accounts for your child's unique health needs.

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Edwards syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy - Duchenne type
  • Neurofibromatosis 2
  • Neurofibromatosis-1
  • Noonan syndrome
  • Trisomy 13
  • Trisomy 18
  • Trisomy 21
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Williams syndrome

Cardiac Conditions Related to Infection or Inflammation

Infection and inflammation in the heart can have a variety of causes. Below are some of the many conditions related to cardiac infection or inflammation that we treat:

  • Chronic lung disease - children
  • Costochondritis
  • Endocarditis - children
  • Infective endocarditis - children
  • Myocarditis - pediatric
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Postcardiotomy pericarditis
  • Tamponade
  • Staphylococcus aureus - endocarditis - children
  • Streptococcus - rheumatic fever
  • To provide peace of mind to young athletes and their families, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida offers free EKG testing to middle and high school-aged athletes.

Other Cardiac Conditions in Children

Whether an isolated event, or a an ongoing condition, Lee Health offers compassionate care for many conditions that may impact heart health such as:

  • Brief resolved unexplained event - BRUE
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Chest pain - costochondritis
  • Dehydration
  • Dextrocardia
  • Dizziness
  • Failure to thrive
  • Hydrops fetalis
  • Infant of diabetic mother
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Pleural effusion
  • Turner syndrome
  • Systolic click-murmur syndrome
  • Sudden cardiac arrest, SCA
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

What is Lee Health's approach to Cardiac Care?

We offer the most advanced and effective treatments to our pediatric patients and in many cases, the treatments we provide are not available anywhere else in the region.

Treatments We Offer for Cardiac Conditions in Children

In office procedures (noninvasive):

  • Coumadin management
  • 2D and 3D echocardiography
  • EKGs
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Holter monitoring/event recorder
  • Lipid management
  • Nuclear cardiology studies
  • Permanent pacemaker/ICD follow up
  • Vascular studies
  • Rapid diuresis (for heart failure patients)

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