24/7 -  Cardiovascular Medicine Service 

-1 Hour ECG Read-Fax:

470-235-4968

-  24 Hour CV Referrals: 

404-943-0289

 

"Your Family, Your Health in Your Hands"

Children’s Cardiovascular Medicine & Family Preventive Medicine  offer a wide range of services to improve and maintain your family’s health.  We provide all State of the Art evaluation, diagnosis and treatment pediatric cardiovascular disease condition.  Our Diagnostic Imaging lab is one of only 4 accredited pediatric cardiology labs in the State of Georgia.  All our physicians are highly qualified in the interpretation of all evaluation services offered. Please view those services that best serve your families health needs. 

 

            Children’s Cardiovascular Medicine & Family Preventive Medicine  Service Lines:

                                                             1 Hour ECG Read-Fax: 404-393-0811

                                                    24 Hour CV Referrals: 404-943-0289

I.             General Pediatric Cardiology Services- Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment for:

 

Chest Pain                          Syncope (fainting)                              High Blood Pressure

Dizziness                             Murmurs (dental clearance)              Cyanosis (color change)

Palpitations                        High Cholesterol                                 Congenital Heart Defects

Arrhythmias                       Family Premature CV Dz.                    Type II Diabetes

 

II. Pediatric Cardiovascular Testing Offered

Echocardiography

Electrocardiography, Holter and Event Monitoring

Stress Testing/Exercise Physiology Metabolic Testing

Body Fat Mass Assessment

Children's Cardiovascular Medicine & Family Preventive Medicine offers a wide range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Read more about our procedures and treatment options on this page.

Pediatric Cardiology Consultation

A pediatric cardiologist consultation is typically requested by your primary physician when he or she determines that your child may have a heart condition or cardiac related illness. This may also include situations where you or your regular physician suggests you have a second opinion.

A pediatric cardiologist is a doctor that specializes in diagnosing and treating heart conditions,  screening and and preventing cardiovascular diseases and other conditions that may arise complicating heart disease (High Cholesterol, Blood Pressure or Type II Diabetes). The initial pediatric cardiology consultation often involves a physical examination, a review of patient records and medical history, and possible diagnostic testing such as an echocardiogram. Your cardiologist will help you understand the risks and prevention of heart disease.

 

Pediatric Echocardiography                                         

A Pediatric Cardiologist may use a specialized diagnostic imaging test called an echocardiogram or "echo" for short.  This test uses sound waves to allow your cardiologist to view the heart and diagnosis any structural anatomical problems, problems with the size and function and many other issues that may adversely affect your famies health.

Electrocardiography, Holter and Event Monitoring 

Your cardiologist will also use special machines that detect and record your heart's electrical activity in the form of an "electrocardiogram" or pulse waveform of that electrical activity generated by your heart.  This is useful for the cardiologist to determine how efficiently youe heart is pumping and any problems you may have with the heart function.  Other variations of the ECG are the longer time period Holter and Event monitors which usually involve wearing a device that may be connected to your body by wires for 24 hours or more. 

The purpose of the Holter and Event monitors are to catch an electrical disturbance when you may be far away from our offices such as at home, work or school.  This technology is simple to use and painless.  Many times the data can be transmitted by cell phone to your pediatric cardiologist for a rapid interpretation of your child;s problem.

 

Stress Testing/Exercise 

A standard medical quality exercise treadmill is often used to "stress" the heart during periods of moderate exercise.  This is done under controlled conditions while the heart rate and Blood Pressure are monitored carefully.  The EST is started with the patient leisurely walking then slowly the speed and incline of the treadmill are increased according to a protocol.  The EST is stopped if the patient experiences cardiac symptoms or if the test shows cardiac abnormalities.

The EST is physician supervised and results are generally given at the time the EST is performed.