Pediatric Cardiology

Assisting children with heart conditions

When it’s your child’s heart, you want the best care possible. It could be an alarming dizzy spell while playing sports or a family history of heart abnormalities that has you searching for a pediatric cardiologist. The experts at our Division of Pediatric Cardiology are ready when you need them. Tufts Medical Center’s highly skilled and well regarded pediatric cardiologists treat a wide range of acquired and congenital heart conditions, using the latest advances and state-of-the-art equipment. But there’s more here than just top ranked specialists and superb facilities. You will find a team committed to fostering a warm and reassuring environment for families.

We offer specialized programs for:

Great care, convenient for you

If you live outside of greater Boston, you won’t have to travel far. Our specialists come out to the community, routinely meeting patients at our affiliate locations in Lawrence, Chelmsford, Woburn and Brockton. If you prefer, you can come to the Tufts Medical Center main campus in Boston just off the Massachusetts Turnpike.  The Division of Pediatric Cardiology is located in a single, central location, providing one stop shopping for testing and treatments. It boasts one of just two pediatric catheterization labs in the state. This cutting-edge lab allows our doctors to correct a wide range of heart defects. The new catheterization lab was recently highlighted as part of the 15th Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Symposium/Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium where live procedures were broadcast to symposium attendees.

What can you expect?

When you arrive for an appointment with one of our specialists, you can expect to be put at ease. The reception area is designed to be soothing for children and parents with a variety of toys and books, a large fish tank and as many as 30 unique paintings donated by local artists under the Art for Kid’s Hearts program. You can also expect to get all your questions answered by a team of specialists who believe strongly in a personal, family approach to patient care. That means more than just a quick visit. It is an ongoing dialogue in which emails and follow up phone calls are welcome.

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology also offers a Rapid Second Opinion service. If you have taken your child to another hospital and want our expert opinion, our specialists strive to see you within 48 hours. More urgent cases can be seen sooner.

Helping children with Kawasaki and other acquired heart diseases

Our specialists are also equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of acquired heart diseases in children. These include:

  • Kawaski disease, which can cause inflammation of the coronary arteries
  • Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle
  • And various forms of Cardiomyopathy, which attacks the heart muscle in different ways, enlarging a chamber, thickening the heart muscle or making it more rigid