Pediatric Heart Treatment

The cardiology program at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis offers a wide spectrum of heart treatment options just for kids - from determining the most appropriate medication for a specific pediatric heart condition, to handling the most complex heart surgery. Our skilled cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists and other medical professionals work as a team to care for each patient and family's unique needs.

Non-Surgical & Surgical Care for Congenital Heart Defects

Technological advances in non-surgical interventions such as catheter-based treatments for closing atrial and ventricular septal defects have made it possible for our physicians to treat a variety of congenital heart defects early in the course of the disease, and in many cases, without surgery.

Other pediatric heart treatment options we offer include stenting and balloon dilation of obstructed pulmonary venous pathways, and radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmias.

In addition, minimally invasive surgical techniques that we have used widely in adult cardiac surgery are now available to infants and children. Because these less invasive techniques use a much smaller incision through the ribs, children are generally able to return to school and play much sooner.

Learn More About Pediatric Heart Treatments at Saint Francis

For more information about our comprehensive care, please call us at 918-494-7430. Also be sure to see these helpful pediatric heart care resources.

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