Pediatric Heart Institute
Call (615) 322-7447 for appointments and referrals to our Pediatric Heart Institute at all locations.
Better outcomes for children with heart problems
In this age of high-tech medicine, listening to a child's heart is still a critical tool for finding problems. Listening to your questions and concerns is also a vital part of our commitment to care.
Heart conditions in children are typically different than those in adults. Our pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat more children than any other hospital in our region. We coordinate care with your child's doctor and our experts in child health and family support. Your access to experts includes same-day or next-day consultations for urgent needs.
We handle a full range of heart conditions, from second opinions on heart murmurs to heart surgery and heart transplants. Our specialists can diagnose and treat heart problems even before a baby is born. Some of the conditions we diagnose and treat include:
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
|Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Supraventricular Tachycardia - SVT
Tetralogy of Fallot
Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Our heart treatments and diagnostics
An echocardiogram ("echo") is a painless test that uses ultrasound (non-radioactive) for viewing the heart.
Cardiac catheterizationpinpoints or fixes heart and blood vessel problems suspected in your child. Learn more about preparing for a catheterization appointment.
Heart surgery and transplants
Bringing cardiology care to your town
Our pediatric cardiology team is traveling to clinic locations across Middle Tennessee.
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