What to Expect at Your First Appointment at the Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic
Experts in the Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic in the Heart Institute provide specialized care for children of all ages with coronary artery defects. As the only dedicated pediatric coronary artery program in the Midwest, we have the experience your child needs for a healthier life.
We strive to meet the needs of your family with evidence-based, patient-centered care. Each child receives a unique care plan that addresses their physical, mental and emotional health. This plan will help your child thrive as they continue to grow.
Your child will receive care from a team of experts, including pediatric cardiologists, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and psychologists. Together, these experts will work to protect your child’s vascular health now and throughout their lifetime.
Learn more about what to expect at your first appointment with our Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic.
Making an Appointment at the Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic
As part of the Heart Institute, we provide care for patients from across the country and the globe. To learn more about our clinic or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, please contact us.
Preparing for Your Visit
We respect your time and strive to make every appointment efficient and effective. To help save you time, we ask that you bring:
- Your child’s insurance information
- Any recent test results
- Any recent imaging, such as CT scans, angiograms, etc.
On the Day of Your Visit to the Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic
Before Your Appointment
Our office is located on the main campus, which is a large facility. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before your appointment to ensure you have time to park and walk to our offices.
Please contact us if you are running late for your appointment.
At Your Appointment
During your child’s appointment, our specially trained pediatric cardiologists will get to know your family. We will talk about how your child’s condition affects their life and your hopes for their care.
Our experts will also take a thorough history of your child’s health and perform a physical exam. Your child’s cardiologist may also perform tests such as:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- CT scan
- Cardiac stress test
Based on what they learn, your child’s cardiologist will create a personalized treatment plan. We will answer your questions about your child’s condition and treatment options. Together, we come up with next steps that are right for your family.
After Your Visit to the Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic
You will receive a document called an “After-Visit Summary” before you leave the office. It includes important information about the next steps in your child’s care, including any upcoming appointments, tests or surgeries they have.
If you have any questions between appointments, we encourage you to call our office.