Care for Heart Conditions
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:
- Congenital heart disease in children and adults
- Fetal heart disease
- Acquired heart disease (such as cardiomyopathies, Kawasaki disease, etc.)
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Adolescent cardiology
- Blood lipid disorders
- Comprehensive assessment of murmurs
- Evaluation and management of:
- chest pain
- cyanotic newborn
Diagnostic services include:
- Electrocardiograph (ECG) interpretation
- Arrhythmia evaluation and management
- 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
- Cardiac MRI
- Exercise testing
- Fetal echocardiography
UI Children’s Hospital also offers consultations and follow-up appointments with a pediatric cardiologist in other Iowa communities.
- Congenital heart disease
- Fetal heart monitoring
- Heart murmurs and other sounds
- High blood pressure - infants
- Skin discoloration - bluish
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.
- Atrial Ectopic Tachycardia (AET)
- Atrioventricular Nodal Re-Entry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Electrophysiology Study with Ablation
- Fetal Echo
- Long QT Syndrome
- Normal Heart Rhythm/Sinus Rhythm
- Pediatric Catheterization: An Introduction
- Recovery after Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization
- Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
- How to Treat Supraventricular Tachycardia
- Treadmill Stress Test
- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
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Iowa City, IowaUI Children's Hospital
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
200 Hawkins Drive, 2400 Colloton Pavilion
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Parking and Wayfinding. Valet Services Available
In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 2.
Monday through Friday
8 am-5 pm
- Appointment: 319-356-2229
- Emergency: 319-356-1616
- Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)
Des Moines, IowaPediatric Cardiology
330 Laurel Street, Suite 2200
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
- Phone: 515-288-1097
Dubuque, IowaMercy Medical Center
250 Mercy Drive
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
- Phone: 877-891-5350
Sioux City, IowaSt Luke's Regional Medical Center, Physician Center 2
2800 Pierce Street, Suite 300
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
- Phone: 877-891-5350
Sioux Falls, South DakotaSanford Childrens Specialty Clinic
1100 South Euclid Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117
- Phone: 605-333-7188
Osamah Aldoss, MBBS, MD
David Asprey, PhD, PA-C
Dianne Atkins, MD
Abhay Divekar, MBBS
R. Erik Edens, MD, PhD
Diana Knoedel, PA-C
Ian Law, MD
Luis Ochoa, MD
Mark Olson, PA-C
Trudy Pierick, ARNP
Vickie Pyevich, MD
Shashi Raj, MBBS, MD
Benjamin Reinking, MD
Thomas Scholz, MD
Bijoy Thattaliyath, MD, MPH
Natalie VanWaning, ARNP