While it can be frightening to learn that your child has a problem with his or her heart, it may help to know that heart defects are relatively common and the vast majority of children are able to live normal lives. Pediatric cardiology is the study of the structure, function and disorders of the hearts of babies, children and adolescents.
The pediatric cardiac specialists at Carilion Clinic are highly experienced at treating young patients who are born with or acquire heart issues. We perform over 3000 evaluations and consultations for:
- Congenital heart defects
- Heart murmurs
- Chest pain
- Cyanosis or blueness
- High blood pressure
- Kawasaki disease, Rheumatic fever, Down syndrome, Marfan syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome
- Heart rhythm disturbances
- Palpitations or abnormal heart beat
- Syncope (fainting or losing consciousness)
- Elevated cholesterol
Our mission is to provide high quality care with compassion, dedication and attention to children and their families. In addition to our expert physicians and state-of-the-art technology, you will find our clinics offer a child-friendly waiting room and a warm, welcoming staff experienced at easing the anxieties that come with medical treatment. Our pediatric cardiologists perform:
- Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
- Pediatric echocardiograms (ECHO)
- Fetal echocardiograms (ECHO)
- Holter monitoring
- Event recordings
- Pacemaker evaluations
- Stress testing
Carilion Clinic Location Information
Carilion Clinic Provider Information
William M. Gay M.D.
Joelle D. Miller M.D.
Herbert G. Whitley M.D.