Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology

Work with experts who treat and manage heart problems in children.

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Heart care for children

Penn State Children’s Heart Group has provided compassionate, expert heart care to young patients throughout central Pennsylvania for more than 25 years.

Our expert team includes:

  • Board-certified pediatric cardiologists (specially trained heart doctors for kids)
  • Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons (chest, heart and lung surgeons)
  • Cardiac intensivists (intensive care heart doctors)
  • Physician assistants (medical professionals who work under the supervision of a doctor)

In addition, we have doctors who specialize in:

  • Pediatric weight management (helping kids maintain a healthy weight)
  • Post-operative cardiac neurodevelopment (learning disabilities and behavior problems that affect kids who’ve had heart surgery)
  • Cardiac genetics (understanding your family tree and heart disease)

What we treat

Our team works together to provide the full range of heart care, including:

  • Testing and diagnosis
  • Managing your baby’s heart problems during pregnancy
  • Treating heart disease, both congenital (present from birth) and acquired (developed later)
  • Transitioning older children with congenital heart disease to adult care

Conditions we treat include:

  • Structural defects of the heart (congenital heart disease)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Myocarditis
  • Kawasaki’s disease
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Obesity
  • Evaluation for murmurs, chest pain, syncope, etc.

Our team is dedicated to diagnosing and treating children of all ages - from infants to young adults. We offer care in both inpatient (inside the hospital) and outpatient (outside the hospital) settings. Learn more about our services.