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The Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery programs at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center are ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the only hospital in metropolitan Detroit that provides comprehensive family-centered, pediatric cardiac services. The Children's cardiology program, among the finest in the country, provides a full range of advanced services for newborns, infants, children and adolescents with congenital or acquired heart disease and for adults with congenital heart disease.
Pediatric cardiologists on staff provide a full range of invasive and non-invasive procedures, including screening of children at risk of developing acquired heart problems, stress testing, color doppler echocardiography, electrophysiology, pacemakers and cardiac catheterization. In most elective cases, catheterization is an outpatient procedure.
The intermediate inpatient unit is dedicated to cardiology, with telemetry equipment that allows patients to move about freely while their heart functions are monitored continuously. The nurses on this unit are specialists in pediatric cardiac care.
As an academic institution, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is staffed by physicians actively involved in research. This research ranges from molecular causes of congenital and acquired heart disease, to the use of new devices in the catheterization laboratory designed to eliminate the need for surgery in certain forms of congenital heart disease.
At the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, experts train physicians in the latest pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery techniques. Currently, researchers are developing remarkable new ways to improve pediatric surgical procedures, including techniques to create cardiovascular tubes and valves from a patient’s own living tissues. If successful, the living-tissue tubes and valves would grow with young patients – eliminating the need for multiple tube-and valve-replacement surgeries.
Pediatric Cardiac Conditions seen and treated include:
Acquired Heart Disease
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Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery services include:
Locations: For added convenience patients have access to pediatric cardiologists at the Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Centers in Clinton Township, Detroit and Temporary Troy.
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