Division & Institution
The Division of Pediatric Cardiology provides around-the-clock diagnosis, treatment and interventions for children with congenital or acquired heart disease. Our faculty are assembled from top pediatric cardiology programs throughout North America, and have expertise in a multitude of cardiac specialties including advanced non-invasive imaging, fetal cardiology, electrophysiology, interventional cardiac catheterization and adult-congenital heart disease.
In May 2015, our Division joined forces with the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, to form a multi-site team called The Congenital Heart Collaborative (TCHC). This innovative affiliation between our institutions combines two nationally renowned university-based pediatric medical centers, creating one program on two campuses.
Fellows train in the state of the art facility at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Our services include:
- Echocardiography, including 3-D echocardiography
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Fetal echocardiography
- Fetal interventional cardiology
- Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
- Interventional cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Exercise physiology
- Electrophysiology, including diagnostic and interventional EP procedures
- Pacemaker implantation and revision
Relationship to Other Programs
Interaction with other clinical services is a key component of a successful pediatric cardiology program, not only from the standpoint of clinical care, but also education. Pediatric cardiology fellows at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital develop an extremely close working relationship with the pediatric intensive care faculty and fellows. Our tight connection with the pediatric cardiothoracic surgery service is evidenced by our shared conferences and office space. Collaboration with pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists takes place in the operating room, and in our brand new hybrid cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs.
In the ambulatory setting, the multi-disciplinary cardiovascular genetics clinics provide an excellent opportunity to learn the cutting edge one of the most rapidly changing fields in medicine today. Trainees are central to the patient care process, and participate closely in resident and medical student education at the bedside, both in inpatient and ambulatory settings.