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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 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.

To view our pediatric cardiology educational videos, visit our YouTube channel.

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

  • Drew Steffen

    Drew Steffen Drew was born with severe congenital heart disease that went undetected until he became very sick at 8 days old. Upon examination, his local pediatrician discovered his heart was racing and lungs were full of fluid. He was taken by ambulance to a Waterloo hospital, where tests the next day showed the fluid in his lungs was due to Drew being in heart failure.Read more
  • Camdyn Reisner

    Camdyn Reisner Camdyn was a seemingly healthy newborn when she stopped breathing in her mother’s arms at 21 days old. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where medical staff performed CPR for almost an hour. When a faint pulse was found, she was flown by helicopter to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Doctors found no reason for her to have stopped breathing, and after a month of tests, Camdyn went home with a heart monitor. Read more
  • University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Patient Family Visits Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Safeguard Medicaid for Kids

    Ellie Schmidt of Center Point, Iowa, age 9 The Schmidt family speaks on behalf of 30 million children reliant on MedicaidRead more
  • Parent Blog: James Foix

    James Foix in his baby crib "To begin to explain everything this hospital has done and continues to do for us, I would end up writing a novel."Read more
  • Jayden Umthum’s Story

    Jayden Umthum Jayden Umthum, the final patient to move into the new hospital on March 25, 2017.Read more

Locations and Contact

  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    2400 Colloton Pavilion
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 2
    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)
  • Genesis Heart Institute
    1236 E. Rusholme Street, Suite 100
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Contact
    • Phone: 563-421-3985
  • Pediatric Cardiology
    330 Laurel Street, Suite 2200
    Des Moines, Iowa 50314
    Contact
    • Phone: 515-288-1097
  • Mercy Medical Center
    250 Mercy Drive
    Dubuque, Iowa 52001
    Contact
    • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)
  • Sanford Childrens Specialty Clinic
    1100 South Euclid Avenue
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117
    Contact
    • Phone: 605-333-7188

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