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Care for Heart Conditions

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Heart problems can affect young children, adolescents, or the baby in the womb. If there are concerns about your child’s heart health, your pediatrician may recommend a cardiologist, a specialist in the detection and treatment of heart disease in children. The pediatric cardiologists at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital are dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art and convenient delivery of care to children and young adults.

The pediatric cardiology division offers complete clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease in babies, children and young adults.

Board-certified specialists offer the complete range of evaluation and management to the following disorders:

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Congenital heart disease in children and adults

  • Acquired heart disease (such as cardiomyopathies, Kawasaki disease, etc.)
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Adolescent cardiology
  • Blood lipid disorders

Diagnostic services include:

  • Comprehensive assessment of murmurs
  • Evaluation and management of the cyanotic newborn
  • Electrocardiograph (ECG) interpretation
  • Arrhythmia evaluation and management
  • Echocardiography
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Interventional catheterization
  • Radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker management
  • Surgical management of congenital heart lesions
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Evaluation and management of families with a history of premature coronary heart disease

UI Children’s Hospital also offers consultations and follow-up appointments with a pediatric cardiologist in other Iowa communities.

Encyclopedia Articles

A child's heart

Read additional health library articles on pediatric cardiology

Support Groups

Heart Friends Support Group

Families whose child has heart disease can meet other families through the Heart Friends Support Group. In addition to support, the group holds informative meetings and seeks to raise public awareness of congenital heart conditions.

Interested parents and families whose children are cared for at University of Iowa Children's Hospital are encouraged to join.

We believe parents and family members know their children best. At UI Children’s Hospital you are an equal partner on the pediatric health care team. We listen to you and your child so that we can work together to improve your child’s health and well-being.

Related Services

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Patient Stories

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"She just wants to be a normal kid."

Krystal has been in and out of the hospital her entire life, and has been hospitalized since September 2012 waiting for a heart transplant.Read more about Krystal’s story.

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"They literally saved Ellie's life."

Before birth, a routine ultrasound showed something was wrong with Ellie's heart. By age five, she had three major surgeries and nine catheterizations.Read more about Ellie.

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Halfway through Sarah Tillberg’s pregnancy, it became clear something was seriously wrong. Read more about Emery's story.

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Maggie's Story: Patient to Nurse

Growing up, Maggie was no stranger to the children's hospital. She now works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, delivering the same excellent level of patient-centered care that she had once received herself.Read more about Maggie's story

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Puts Teen Back in the Game

Rebecca was among the first to receive a Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, the only site in Iowa to offer this minimally invasive option. Read more about Rebecca's story

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Ty's Story: Conquering a Congenital Heart Defect

Ty's mother knew something was wrong. A few days later, Ty underwent his first surgery. Read more about Ty's story

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Former UI Children's Hospital Patient Gives Back

Abby's participation in the Iowa Ladies Football Academy not only benefitted the children's hospital — it brought back memories of her own serious heart condition. Read more about Abby's story

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Surgeries Fix Heart Defect

Brock was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome is severely underdeveloped. Read more about Brock's

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Beating the Odds

At just 13 days old, Reid underwent the first of six open-heart surgeries. Read more about Reid's story.

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”I’m in good hands, don’t worry about me.”

Will underwent his first open-heart surgery when he was two, but now swims and runs track. Read more about Will’s story.

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"He’s Superman.”

Isaac could hardly breathe as a baby, but now his father calls him Superman. Read more about Isaac’s story.

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“They saved her life.”

She was a very sick baby and her parents were terrified, but Shelby was a little girl with a big heart.Read more about her story.

Locations and Contact

Iowa City, Iowa

UI Children's Hospital
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
200 Hawkins Drive, 2400 Colloton Pavilion
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Parking: Parking and Wayfinding. Valet Services Available
In House Directions: Take Elevator F to Level 2.

Hours

Monday through Friday
8 am-5 pm

Contact

  • Appointment: 319-356-2229
  • Emergency: 319-356-1616
  • Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)

Bettendorf, Iowa

University of Iowa Children's Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Services
Genesis Health Group
865 Lincoln Road, Suite 500
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Contact

  • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

Des Moines, Iowa

Pediatric Cardiology
330 Laurel Street, Suite 2200
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

Contact

  • Phone: 515-288-1097

Dubuque, Iowa

Mercy Health Center
250 Mercy Drive
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Contact

  • Phone: 877-891-5350

Sioux City, Iowa

St Luke's Regional Medical Center, Physician Center 2
2800 Pierce Street, Suite 300
Sioux City, Iowa 51104

Contact

  • Phone: 877-891-5350

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Childrens Specialty Clinic
1100 South Euclid Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117

Contact

  • Phone: 605-333-7188

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