Heart disease doesn’t just happen to adults. In fact, eight out of every 1,000 children are born with a heart condition, and others develop or acquire heart disease later in life. Fortunately, continuously improving technology and treatments are leading to better, earlier diagnoses that save lives.
At Staten Island University Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Program, we provide pediatric cardiology diagnosis, treatment and follow-up from one convenient, family-friendly location. We work closely with the pediatric emergency room, ICU and NICU, as well as offer outpatient pediatric cardiology services. As part of our multidisciplinary approach to care, we also partner with other specialists, such as social workers and nutritionists, to ensure the best possible outcome.
What we treat
Our team of pediatric cardiology specialists provides care for a full range of heart conditions, including:
- Acquired heart disorders
- Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Congenital heart defects
- Fainting (syncope)
- Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- Heart failure
- Heart murmurs
- Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
We diagnose and treat patients, ranging from newborn to 21 years of age and offer ongoing follow-up care for patients into adulthood with congenital heart disease.
Our diagnostic procedures include:
- Cardiac MRI and CT
- Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
- Echocardiogram (inpatient and outpatient)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Electrophysiologic studies
- Exercise stress test
- Fetal echocardiogram
- Home monitoring of pacemakers and defribilators
- Holter monitoring
- Screening for high school athletes (to rule out congenital heart disease)
- Tilt table tests
- Transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE)
- 3D and 4D echocardiograms
A team with heart
Our pediatric cardiologists, nurses and technicians are not only experienced with every type of heart condition. We also offer personalized, compassionate care, taking the time to explain procedures, diagnoses and what to expect. We are available for our patients and their families 24 hours a day.
Partnering with Cohen Children’s Medical Center
For children requiring open-heart surgery to correct a congenital defect, we work in partnership with the renowned Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park. Children undergoing open heart surgery receive care locally and travel by special pediatric transport to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, where surgeons, who are experts in the field of pediatric open-heart surgery, perform the operation. After a brief recovery in Cohen Children’s Medical Center pediatric intensive care unit, children are returned home to our pediatric intensive care unit, where our highly trained staff carefully monitors the remainder of recovery.
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 226-5619
Fax: (718) 226-5620
Email: [email protected]