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Cardiology

No matter how routine or complex your child’s heart condition may be, Akron Children's Hospital is here to provide comprehensive, compassionate care and to partner with your family, guiding you every step of the way. We care for more than 10,000 patients each year and are specially trained to treat heart conditions as children grow.

Specialized care for the tiniest hearts.

Akron Children's Hospital uses the latest, most advanced technologies to diagnose and treat all types of pediatric heart disease – from the mild to the extremely complex.

Our goal is to give your child the best possible chance for a healthy future through the early diagnosis and repair of pediatric heart defects. We offer a fetal cardiology program to identify congenital heart defects in unborn babies and continue to provide ongoing care for adults born with a heart problem.

One of the hallmarks of our Heart Center is hybrid care, which blends surgical and catheterization approaches to treat heart defects. With hybrid care, pediatric heart surgeons work with interventional cardiologists to repair certain types of heart defects in babies, who otherwise would have to wait until they're big enough to undergo open heart surgery. Less invasive procedures promote faster recoveries and may reduce the need for multiple surgeries.

Pioneers in treating irregular heartbeats.

Akron Children’s has been at the forefront in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms, including the development of a procedure to repair irregular heartbeats without the radiation commonly used in such procedures.

We were also the first pediatric hospital in Ohio to use cryoablation, a technique that uses low temperatures to successfully destroy abnormal electrical pathways in the heart to restore a normal rhythm.

High-quality cardiac imaging.

In recognition of our commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease, we've been accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories in the areas of pediatric and fetal echocardiography.

Akron Children’s has been at the forefront in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms, including the development of a procedure to repair irregular heartbeats without the radiation commonly used in such procedures.

We were also the first pediatric hospital in Ohio to use cryoablation, a technique that uses low temperatures to successfully destroy abnormal electrical pathways in the heart to restore a normal rhythm.
 

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Why Akron Children's

Pioneers in
Radiation-free treatment for irregular heart rhythms

Our fetal cardiology program uses in-utero cardiac imaging to identify congenital heart defects


Our congenital heart surgery program provides world-class care close to home for hearts of all sizes

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Locations

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330-543-8521

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Cardiology
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 5
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3850
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Cardiology, Amherst
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Amherst
Akron Children's Health Center
47185 Cooper Foster Park Road
Amherst, Ohio 44001
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Cardiology, Beachwood
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Beachwood
3733 Park East Drive
Suite 230
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
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Cardiology, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-629-7620
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Cardiology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Cardiology, Concord
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Concord
7515 Fredle Drive
Concord, Ohio 44077
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Cardiology, Lisbon
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Lisbon
400 North Market Street
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Fax: 330-424-7689
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Cardiology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Cardiology, Marietta
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Marietta
Marietta Memorial Hospital
400 Matthew Street
Suite 100
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Fax: 330-543-5405
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Cardiology, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road
Door 1
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Cardiology, New Philadelphia
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, New Philadelphia
1045 West High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Cardiology, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
Akron Children's Health Center
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Cardiology, Norwalk
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Norwalk
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Cardiology, Sharon
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Sharon, PA
Sharon Regional Health System
740 East State Street
Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146
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Cardiology, Sandusky
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Sandusky
Akron Children's Health Center
2800 Hayes Ave, Bldg G
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
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Cardiology, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Cardiology, Wooster
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Wooster
Akron Children's Health Center
3807 Friendsville Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
John Lane
John Lane, MD, FACC

Director, Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Service; Pediatric Cardiologist; Sunrise Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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Jessica Bivens, DO, MA

Pediatric Cardiologist

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J.R. Bockoven, MD

Associate Clinic Director; Director of Outreach Education, Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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John Clark, MD, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Claire Hanson, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist

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Brandon Jones, DO

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Wasim Khan, MD

Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Stephen Manu, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Chandrakant R. Patel, MD

Director, Maternal-Fetal Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Ashish Saini, MD, FACC

Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiologist

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Grace Smith, MD, FACC

Director, Heart Center Mahoning Valley; Associate Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center; Co-Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Brandon Smith, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Robert Stewart, MD

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Ira Taub, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Christine Tracy, MD, FACC

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Robert VandeKappelle Jr, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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David Waight, MD, FSCAI

Director, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Kristen Breedlove, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Frances Feesler, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Colleen Handwork, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Greg Padrutt, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Rachael Passodelis, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Erin Smith, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Kathyrn Wheller, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Masking and Other Safety Protocols

Akron Children’s has a number of safety protocols in place for our patients and visitors in order to provide a safe hospital environment.

Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center

In 2014, Akron Children’s Hospital and Cleveland Clinic signed an affiliation agreement that allowed our pediatric cardiovascular surgeons and adult congenital cardiologists to collaborate on patient cases, share best practices and combine outcome data. That affiliation agreement has been expanded to include both organizations’ pediatric and adult congenital heart programs, giving your family access to the very best pediatric cardiac care close to home, including surgical care for the most serious and complex congenital heart defects.

The program, known as the Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center, brings together a combined 30 pediatric cardiologists and surgeons who specialize in children and adults with congenital heart disease. This includes specialists from clinical cardiology, imaging, interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

Your family will benefit from the collaboration between our teams – one based at a health care system ranked No. 1 in the world for adult cardiac care and one based at a nationally ranked freestanding, independent children’s hospital. The entire team meets weekly to discuss cases, giving you access to a broader range of experience and expertise.

 

Living with congenital heart disease.

Congenital heart disease, a type of defect in one or more structures of the heart or blood vessels, occurs in eight out of every 1,000 births. They range from simple defects that require no treatment to those requiring multiple surgeries. Thanks to continued advances in fetal imaging and surgical interventions, more children born with congenital heart defects are not only surviving but thriving into adulthood.

If your child has a congenital heart defect, their needs are much different than those with heart disease associated with the aging process. The Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center has the expertise to provide your child with lifelong care and follow-up, including special attention to even the most ordinary life events and medical procedures, such as pregnancy or a dental visit. The center offers comprehensive diagnostics, lifestyle counseling, medical management, and interventional and surgical treatment for the full spectrum of conditions related to congenital heart disease.

Your child may receive care at the location of your choice. Heart surgeries are performed at the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron campus and Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in downtown Cleveland. Clinics are offered as far south as Mansfield, as far north as Ashtabula, as far west as Norwalk and as far east as Youngstown, making affiliated pediatric cardiologists easily accessible to your family.


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Abnormal heart rhythm, acquired heart disease, Acute Rheumatic Fever, Adult Congenital Heart Defect, Andersen Syndrome, Aneurysms, Anomalous Pulmonary Veins, Aortic Stenosis, Aortopulmonary window, Arterial Tortuosity, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Atrioventricular Canal Defect, AV Block, Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Bradyarrhythmias, Campomelic Dysplasia, Cardiomyopathy, Chest Pain, Coarctation of the Aorta, Congenital Heart Disease, Dextrocardia, Double Inlet Left Ventricle, Double Outlet Right Ventricle, Dysautonomia, Ebstein's Anomaly, Ectopic Heartbeat, Eisenmenger Syndrome, Ellis-Van Creveld Syndrome, Endocarditis, Heart Disease, Heart Murmurs, Hyperlipidemia, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Interrupted Aortic Arch, Kawasaki Disease, Kleefstra syndrome, Marfan Syndrome, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myocarditis, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Pericarditis, Premature Atrial Contraction, Premature Ventricle Contraction, Pulmonary Atresia, Pulmonary Stenosis, Sinus Node Dysfunction, Stickler Syndrome, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Syncope, Tetralogy of Fallot, Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, Transposition of the Great Arteries, Tricuspid Atresia, Truncus Arteriosus, Ventricular Septal Defect, Ventricular Tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome



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