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Overview

Parents seeking the best treatment for their children with congenital (present at birth) heart disease have turned to Mayo Clinic Pediatric Cardiology for more than 60 years. Each year, clinic doctors evaluate and treat thousands of children and teenagers with congenital heart problems.

Pediatric and genetic cardiologists at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have extensive experience caring for children who have supraventricular tachycardia, inherited long QT syndrome, congenital heart defects and other heart conditions.

Team approach, tailored to your child's needs

Pediatric cardiologists work with specialists in many areas to provide exactly the care your child needs. Your child's cardiologist may consult with heart surgeons, heart rhythm specialists (electrophysiologists), anesthesiologists, nurses, therapists and other medical professionals. Together and with you, they arrive at an accurate diagnosis the first time and create a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan based on your child's specific condition.

Your child's team may also include a pediatric nurse practitioner, dietitians, medical geneticists (for disorders and diseases involving genes and heredity), physical and occupational therapists, and child-life specialists.

Latest treatments and technology

Mayo Clinic offers leading-edge technology for diagnosing pediatric heart conditions, and the latest devices that help the heart function properly. Your child may be seen in the Pediatric Electrophysiology Laboratory or at the Center for Congenital Heart Disease, where doctors use advanced technology and treatment options such as catheter-based therapies and minimally invasive surgery.

Heart Transplant Program

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most successful heart transplant programs in the United States, serving children and adults. If your child needs a heart transplant, an experienced team of pediatric experts from several specialties will work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your child's needs.