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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 Stead Family 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
    • syncope
    • cyanotic newborn

     

Diagnostic services include:

  • 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
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Exercise testing
  • Fetal echocardiography

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

Health Information

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.

Patient Stories

  • Parent Blog: Alisha Munoz

    Andres Munoz before and now photos

    "I am thankful for the amazing medical technology and that they were even able to put a pacemaker in Andrés. He was so small."Read more

  • Emeline Dunham

    Emetine Dunham portrait

    When Emeline’s parents learned their daughter had Down syndrome, they knew they wanted her to be born at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Newborns with Down syndrome often have health issues, and they wanted a hospital that could care for all of her needs.Read more

  • Reagen Kopsieker

    Reagen Kopsieker portrait

    Reagen was 11 days old when she had her first heart surgery and remained in the hospital for three months. She would have three more surgeries in the following years, and in January 2013, Reagen received a heart transplant.Read more

  • Abi Frye

    Abi Frye portrait

    The only treatment for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby. At 25 weeks pregnant, Julie was taken by ambulance and Abi was born the next day, weighing just over 1 pound.Read more

  • Wesley's Fight

    Wesley Jacobson

    “If he hadn’t gotten on ECMO, he probably wouldn’t have made it much longer.”Read more

Locations and Contact

  • Iowa City, Iowa

    Pediatric Specialty Clinic (Iowa City)

    2400 Colloton Pavilion
    In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 2
    UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    Hours
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact
    • Appointment: 319-356-2229
    • Emergency: 319-356-1616
    • Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)
  • Davenport, Iowa

    Genesis Heart Institute (Davenport)

    Genesis Heart Institute
    1236 E. Rusholme Street, Suite 100
    Davenport, IA 52803
    Contact
    • Phone: 563-421-3985
  • Des Moines, Iowa

    Cardiology (Des Moines)

    Pediatric Cardiology
    330 Laurel Street, Suite 2200
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    Contact
    • Phone: 515-288-1097
  • Dubuque, Iowa

    Mercy Medical Center (Dubuque)

    Mercy Medical Center
    250 Mercy Drive
    Dubuque, IA 52001
    Contact
    • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Sanford Childrens Specialty Clinic (Sioux Falls)

    Sanford Childrens Specialty Clinic
    1100 South Euclid Avenue
    Sioux Falls, SD 57117
    Contact
    • Phone: 605-333-7188
  • Sioux City, Iowa

    Sunnybrook Medical Plaza: Cardiology (Sioux City)

    Sunnybrook Medical Plaza
    5885 Sunnybrook Dr.
    Suite E-100
    Sioux City, IA 51106
    Contact
    • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

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