A Leader in Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Care
World-class Heart Care: Before Birth and Beyond
The Heart Institute's Cardiology Clinics provides outstanding, family-centered care to children and young adults with suspected or diagnosed cardiovascular disease of all types. We also have a nationally accredited Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, which provides ongoing care for adults born with heart defects.
The foundation of our care focuses on congenital heart disease (heart problems since birth). Whether the patient needs an outpatient visit or requires surgery and hospitalization, and whether the patient is a mother and her baby before birth, a grown adult or any age in between, we have the facilities and the experts to provide the highest level of care for even the most complex conditions.
And rest assured, should surgery be needed, our Heart Surgery Program has some of the best outcomes in the nation.
Our facilities include beautiful, family-friendly, spacious outpatient clinic and a dedicated inpatient unit and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. To make the patient experience as family-friendly, efficient and caring as possible, we also have specialized patient care teams on call 24/7 for not only newborns (Neonatal Cardiology Service) but also older infants, children and adults (General Cardiology Consult Service).
Outpatient Heart Care Closer to Home
With over 25 outpatient clinics, we continue to expand care throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana so patients can get their care closer to home. An e-consult may also be an additional option for families interested in our medical opinion who live too far away for an in-person visit. For a minimal fee, our staff would work with a patient’s primary doctor to send patient records electronically. One of our physician experts would formally review the records and provide a formal written electronic consult. This option works well with families who seek our expertise but cannot afford the time or money to make an in-person visit to one of our locations.
Cincinnati Children's provides extensive information and education for patients, including the following heart-related topics:
- Bacterial Endocarditis
- Chest Pain (Pediatric)
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Cyanosis in Infants and Children
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) in Children
- Exercise (Stress) Test for Children
- Fainting (Syncope) in Children and Teenagers
- Heart Components (Heart Chambers, Valves, Vessels, Wall and Conduction System)
- Heart Functions
- Heart Murmurs
- Heart-Related Terms Glossary
- Heartbeats: How they Occur
- Pediatric Pericarditis
- Physical Exam (Heart Patient)
More heart-related patient education can be found in our Heart Encyclopedia.