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Pediatric Heart Care
The Only Dedicated Pediatric Heart Center in South Texas

Interventional Cardiology

Pediatric interventional cardiology can treat some heart diseases in children. A specialist will thread a long, thin tube called a catheter into the heart through a blood vessel.

Heart Cath Lab

Interventional heart procedures are performed at University Hospital in a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab just for children. In this special heart cath lab, our pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat many heart problems without major surgery.

Interventional cardiology can be used to diagnose a problem. Your child's doctor can take pictures, or angiograms, of the heart or blood vessels, make measurements or take a tissue sample. Some congenital heart defects can also be improved or corrected through a variety of interventional procedures.

Each of our team members in the pediatric cardiac catheterization lab is certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). Children of all ages may qualify for pediatric interventional cardiology.

Conditions We Treat

  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Branch pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Ventricular septal defect
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