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Pediatric Cardiology in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Pediatric Cardiology (Heart Care).

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Hospital La Catolica

Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at Hospital La Catolica

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Dr. Arce Quesada Mauricio

Thoracic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Thoracic oncology surgery

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

4 listed cardiologists:

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Hospital de La Familia

A small hospital offering healthcare services for women and their families, including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, bariatric surgery, internal medicine and infertility treatment.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at Hospital de La Familia

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at San Angel Hospital

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

12 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Enrique Frutos Rangel, MD

Cardiologist/Internal Medicine Specialist

San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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Pediatric Cardiology is available at San Javier Marina Hospital

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About Pediatric Cardiology

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Pediatric Cardiology

What is pediatric cardiology?

This is a subspecialty of cardiology that focuses on diseases and conditions of the heart and circulatory system which affect infants, children, and adolescents. Medical doctors who specialize in this specialty are known as pediatric cardiologists.


What conditions are treated?
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary Sinus Atrial Septal Defects
  • Aortopulmonary Septal Defect
  • Electrophysiology
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Acquired Mitral Stenosis
  • Myocardial Infarction in Childhood
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Ostium Secundum Atrial Septal Defects
  • Atrioventricular Node Reentry Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Commotio Cordis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Double-Chambered Right Ventricle
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Double Orifice Mitral Valve
  • Valvar Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle With Normally Related Great Arteries
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Coronary Artery Anomalies
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle With Transposition
  • Endocardial Fibroelastosis
  • Heterotaxy Syndrome and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Infundibular Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia
  • Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ostium Primum Atrial Septal Defects
  • Pediatric Atrial Ectopic Tachycardia
  • Pediatric Atrial Flutter
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Inversion
  • Pediatric Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Septal Defects

Devices used in pediatric cardiology
  • Stethoscope: This is an acoustic device which the pediatric cardiologist uses to listen to the internal sounds such as heart sounds. It can also be used to listen for bowel sounds, lung sounds and bruits (renal and carotid).
  • EKG calipers: This is a device used to measure intervals and also compare intervals on EKGs.
  • Pacemaker: This is an electrical device which is implanted to replace the natural pacemaker of the heart.
  • Defibrillator: This is an electrical device which alters the heart’s rhythm using electrical energy. It is used to top fibrillation of the heart.

Diagnostic tests and procedures

  • Echocardiogram: – a sound wave picture to check the structure and function of the heart.
  • Ambulatory ECG: This is a test, which is done during activity to look for any abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Exercise test: This is a test to measure if the heart is functioning well.
  • Cardiac Catheterization: This test involves placing a small tube (catheter) in or near the heart for closer observation. It can also e used to relieve the blockage.
  • Blood tests: This includes testing the levels of cholesterol, Creatine kinase, and Troponin .
  • Echocardiography (echo): This test inspects the heart’s chambers and blood flow.
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE): This is an echocardiogram of the heart via the thorax. It is a noninvasive procedure and takes a short time.
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE): This is an echocardiogram of the heart through the esophagus. It can require general anesthesia or sedation.
  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR): An MRI of the heart utilizes the ECG to observe specific mechanical functions of the heart.
  • Auscultation: This test involves listening to sounds such as heart sounds using a stethoscope.
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG): This test measures the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes which are placed on the skin.

Why see a pediatric cardiologist?

Pediatric cardiologists are specially trained and have the expertise needed to treat children. They know how to talk to the children making them feel relaxed. In addition, their offices are decorated with cartoon characters and toys and games to make the children relaxed.

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