Akron Children's Heart Center provides specialized services for children, teens and adults with heart problems, such as congenital heart disease, irregular heartbeats, and high cholesterol. Our cardiologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat these problems as children grow into adults. Read More...
Akron Children's Heart Center's catheterization equipment is specially designed for pediatric patients to reduce the radiation delivered during procedures.
One of the hallmarks of Akron Children's Heart Center is hybrid care, which blends surgical and catheterization approaches to treat heart defects.
With hybrid care, heart surgeons work with interventional cardiologists to repair certain types of heart defects in small babies, who otherwise would have to wait until they're big enough to undergo open heart surgery.
Our goal is to eliminate the need to stop the heart during surgery, as well as reduce the need for multiple heart surgeries.
In recognition of our commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease, we have been accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories in the areas of pediatric and fetal echocardiography.
Although congenital heart defects cannot be prevented, most of them can be treated medically or surgically.
Physician assistants with training and experience in cardiac medicine coordinate all care before, during and after a heart catheterization procedure or surgery.
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