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Pediatric Cardiology at Summit Health specializes in preventive pediatric cardiology as well heart conditions and diseases in infants, children, and adolescents, including:

  • Acquired heart disease
  • Chest pain
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Familial disorders, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Heart murmurs
  • Lipid disorders such as high cholesterol

Our distinguished multidisciplinary team of highly trained, skilled, and board-certified cardiology experts provides the highest quality comprehensive care for many heart conditions and diseases.

In addition to seeing patients in the office, our pediatric cardiologist will examine hospitalized patients as well as those needing emergency consultation.

Our Full Range of Pediatric Cardiology Services

Our dedicated pediatric cardiology team understands that infants, children, and teens have unique health care needs because their bodies are growing. They know that children and adolescents often experience symptoms differently than adults. In addition, our pediatric experts know it can be difficult for kids to answer questions, tell parents and practitioners what they are experiencing, and sort out emotions they might have as a result of illness. For these reasons, our child cardiology experts are focused on helping children and teens relax, feel comfortable, and work together with their medical team for the best possible results.

The comprehensive children's health care services at Summit Health are recognized for excellence and compassion.  We offer the highest quality, comprehensive children’s health care services in a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment designed to ease your child’s medical visits. Our goal is to help your child overcome or better manage chronic or severe heart problems as quickly as possible.

Prenatal and Postnatal Diagnosis and Consultation, Including:

  • Fetal diagnostic echocardiography
  • Cardiac consultation for infants, children, and adolescents
  • Counseling to discuss treatment options

Referrals for State-of-the-art Diagnostics, Including:

  • 3-dimensional echocardiography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Cardiac computed tomograph (CT)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram and Holter monitoring
  • Exercise stress tests
  • Noninvasive exercise stress tests
  • Nuclear stress tests (treadmill and pharmacologic)
  • Stress echocardiography
  • 3-dimensional echocardiography

Summit Health offers many cardiac diagnostics for children and adolescents; however, if your child needs a test we do not offer, we will refer you to an outstanding cardiac diagnostic practice that can meet your child's needs.

Referrals for Cardiac Catheterization, Interventional Procedures and Services, and Pediatric Heart Surgery, Including:

  • Abnormal blood flow between arteries in the heart (patent ductus arteriosus)
  • Balloon angioplasty for narrow (stenotic) valves
  • Balloon angioplasty for stent procedures for a narrowed (coarcted) aorta
  • Closure of septal heart defects
  • Coil embolization for abnormal (aberrant) vessels
  • Invasive electrophysiology
  • Pacemaker implantation and services
  • Radiofrequency ablation therapy
  • Stent procedures of the pulmonary artery

In Addition to Pediatric Cardiology, Our Comprehensive Children’s Health Care Services Include:

Our Pediatric Cardiologist

Donald Leichter, MD

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