Conditions & Treatments
Mount Sinai Health System provides superior, comprehensive, family-centered treatment of congenital heart defects diagnosed prenatally as well as diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects in children and young adults. Our pediatric cardiac specialists conduct complete diagnostics in our state-of-the-art echocardiography laboratory, exercise physiology laboratory, and through our cardiac magnetic resonance imaging program.
Our specialists evaluate and treat a full range of pediatric heart conditions, including:
- Heart murmurs
- Congenital heart defects
- Acquired pediatric heart problems
- Kawasaki disease
- Rheumatic fever
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Chest pain
- Heart failure
- Heart transplantation
- Fetal heart disease
We offer a complete range of diagnostic services, including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiac computed tomography (CT), and:
- Echocardiography services use advanced technology to obtain detailed information about the structure and function of your child’s heart. Specially trained ultrasound technologists, registered in pediatric echocardiography, perform these diagnostic studies. A pediatric cardiologist who specializes in echocardiography supervises and interprets all pediatric studies the same day.
Usually, a complete echocardiogram takes about 45 minutes. During the echocardiogram, your child can watch a selection of children's videos. For younger children, a dedicated nurse provides safe sedation to ensure an accurate study.
- Exercise physiology testing is a noninvasive way for us to identify functional limits and heart problems in your child. While your child rides a stationary bicycle, we gradually increase the resistance, which shows us how the heart functions under stress. This approach helps us evaluate cardiac and pulmonary functional capacity, symptoms and activity-related problems (such as fainting, chest pain, and arrhythmias), aerobic capacity and musculoskeletal conditioning, exercise-induced asthma, and the effect of medication on exercise performance.
Our Fetal Heart Program enables us to care for newborns with congenital heart disorders and provide support and education to parents.