Pediatric Cardiology

What is pediatric cardiology?

Pediatric cardiology services offer advanced diagnostic and treatment services to children with heart problems. Pediatric cardiology includes treatment for congenital (present at birth) heart disease as well as with heart conditions that develop during childhood. Evaluation can begin with the fetus, since some heart problems can be detected before birth.

Pediatric Cardiac Services at MaineHealth

MaineHealth provides the only complete children’s cardiac program north of Boston. Our pediatric cardiology program also has the only fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologist in the state of Maine. Services include:

  • Cardiac MRI for the assessment of cardiac function and vascular anatomy
  • Electrophysiology (EP) services provide expert testing and care for pediatric heart rhythm disorders 
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic pediatric catheterization
  • Echocardiography - including fetal echocardiography which allows time for both parents and physicians to plan for the birth of a child with congenital heart disease
  • Heart surgery/cardiothoracic surgery for infants and children with structural heart disease
  • Medical management
  • Heart transplant care - in partnership with Children's Hospital Boston

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From well-child visits to specialized treatment of complex illnesses and injuries, we offer comprehensive care from an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and allied professionals.

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Provider Referrals

If you are a provider who would like to refer a patient for MaineHealth pediatric cardiovascular services, please review our clinical guidelines and call 207-883-5532. Clinical Guidelines

Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

BBCH is home to the only complete cardiac program for children north of Boston, and the only hospital in Maine to offer pediatric open-heart surgery. We provide comprehensive diagnostic assessment and advanced treatment options for children with heart issues. Learn More