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Having pioneered infant heart transplantation in 1984, we remain at the forefront of research, education, technology and cutting-edge surgical techniques for pediatric cardiology.

We provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for newborns, infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired heart defects using the latest technologies and most effective procedures to deliver better outcomes.

Our multidisciplinary team of high-caliber pediatric cardiac specialists, surgeons, nurses and child life specialists are committed to providing our young patients world-class care within a comfortable environment that is designed to meet their special needs.

Leaders in Pediatric Cardiology

  • Pioneered pediatric heart transplantation in 1984
  • Performed more infant heart transplants than anywhere else in the world
  • Pediatric critical care team called upon throughout the world to assist with life-saving heart surgeries for infants
  • First Inland Empire hospital accredited by the Joint Commission to provide Melody Valves to children
  • More than 40 years as a leader in pediatric cardiac programs

Quick Facts

9
Pediatric Cardiologists
~7,500
Echocardiograms performed in 2017
500+
Cardiac Catheterizations per year

Pediatric Services and Procedures

General Pediatric Cardiology

  • Heart murmurs
  • Chest pain
  • Congenital heart defects
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol and lipid disorders
  • Fainting and syncope
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Connective tissue problems
  • High blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)

Electrophysiology

  • Diagnostic electrophysiology study
  • Ablation of supraventricular arrhythmia ( SVT)
  • Ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Ablation in adults with congenital heart disease
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Defibrillator (AICD) implantation
  • Holter and event monitoring
  • Loop recorder implantation

Interventional Cardiology

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Closure of congenital heart defects (ASD/PFO, PDA, VSD)
  • Dilation of stenotic (restrictive) valves and blood vessels
  • Stent angioplasty of narrowed arteries and veins
  • Catheter-based valve implantation
  • Hybrid procedures

Non-Invasive Cardiology

  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal 3D echocardiography
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Cardiac MRI/CT
  • Exercise testing/metabolic treadmill

Heart Failure/Transplant

  • Management and treatment of cardiomyopathy/heart failure
  • Prevention of rejection and use of cutting edge technologies to detect for harmful antibodies and detect for transplant coronary artery disease
  • Mechanical circulatory support care
  • United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) approved

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, surgeons, and nurse practitioners
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Transitional care from teenage to adulthood
  • Recognized by Adult Congenital Heart Association
  • Full time nurse practitioner

Pediatric Cardiology Referrals

Pediatric patients can be referred by their primary care physician or by other cardiologists for consultation regarding specialized heart care situations. Most insurance plans require that you have a primary care physician that coordinates all your care and makes referrals to specialists for heart conditions they cannot treat.