About the Clinic

The Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic in the Heart Institute is one of only a few coronary artery programs in the country and the only dedicated program in the Midwest. Specialized care for children born with coronary artery defects, including abnormal coronary origins, is critical given the low prevalence of the defect.

Conditions treated include:

  • Congenital coronary artery disease—abnormal origins and/or courses of the coronary arteries
  • Kawasaki disease

> Learn more about the conditions we treat

We also participate in the Congenital Heart Disease Surgeons Registry and the Kawasaki Disease Registry.

What to Expect

Your child will be evaluated by pediatric cardiology experts specially trained to manage pediatric coronary artery disease. The visit will consist of a thorough history and physical examination. Testing will include an electrocardio-gram and echocardiogram. In many instances, a CT scan and a stress test (depending on the patient's diagnosis and age) will also be done. The information from the history and physical examination and the testing will be reviewed by the team and a comprehensive and patient specific management plan will be developed for your child and the family.

Our Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic Team

The Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic offers specialized care to infants, children and adolescents with coronary artery defects. All of our specialists collaborate to evaluate and make recommendations for your child's treatment as part of a comprehensive visit As part of our family-centered, expertise-driven care philosophy, our health care providers work with you to best meet the needs of your child and family.

Your child's team of experts will include:

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Other team members may include a psychologist and a nurse practitioner