Pediatric Cardiology

  • Children's Specialty Center
  • Medical Center Campus
  • East Pavilion, Level 4
  • 111 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT, 05401
  • Phone: 802-847-8950
  • Fax: 802-847-7231
  • Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
  • Directions

Pediatric Cardiology in Burlington, VT

If your child has a heart-related condition, you will find compassionate and knowledgeable care from a team of highly skilled pediatric cardiology specialists at the Vermont Children’s Hospital in Burlington, VT.

We provide total care for children with a full range of heart conditions, including congenital heart defects, acquired heart disease and abnormal heart rates, as well as prenatal diagnosis of heart defects.

Inpatient pediatric cardiac care is provided in comfortable settings with dedicated cardiac diagnostic, catheterization, electrophysiology and intensive care unit (neonatal and pediatric) facilities.

As a university hospital, patients have access to advanced pediatric cardiology therapies and treatments provided by our experienced team and backed by the latest medical research.

Common Pediatric Cardiology Conditions

  • Acquired Heart Disease in Children and Adolescents
  • Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Fainting in Children and Adolescents
  • Heart Rhythm Abnormalities in Children and Adolescents
  • Murmurs in Children and Adolescents
  • Prenatal Cardiac Abnormalities

Common Pediatric Cardiology Treatments

  • Catheter Ablation of Rhythm Disorders
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Medical Management of Congenital Heart Disease

Pediatric Cardiology Regional Program

The Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen is proud to be a part of a regional pediatric cardiology collaborative service with the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth - Hitchcock (CHaD), and the Lahey Hitchcock Clinic in Lebanon and Manchester, NH, to provide world-class care for children with heart problems.

This collaboration includes an extended network of pediatric cardiology specialists and outreach clinics in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire—plus a close association with the Children's Hospital of Boston for cardiac surgery and dedicated services such as education, support and case management for patients and families.

Together, we provide comprehensive outpatient, inpatient and educational pediatric cardiology services for young patients and families dealing with heart disease, as well as for primary care physicians.

Pediatric Cardiology at Vermont Children's Hospital

Explore this site for more information and details on all of our children’s health services. You can also call Fletcher Allen’s Children’s Specialty Center at 802-847-8950, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Some of the common conditions our physicians and specialists treat include:

Heart Murmurs

A heart murmur is a sound during the heartbeat cycle, such as a swishing or whooshing. The condition may be congenital – present at birth – or develop later in life. A heart murmur is often benign, but it may be a sign of an underlying heart problem.

Chest Pain

Chest pain in children is a common occurrence, but is often not serious. Chest pain causes can include pains from sports-related injury or pulled muscles, asthma, cough or pain due to an infection such as pneumonia.

If your child has chest pain associated with a fainting episode, exertional pain, or the chest pain occurs with other symptoms such as fever, your primary care physician may recommend consulting a cardiologist.

Fainting

Fainting, or syncope, is common during childhood. It happens when there is a decrease in blood pressure, which temporarily deprives the brain of the oxygen it needs. Dizziness often occurs before a fainting episode. Many patients experience dizziness without fainting.

Most episodes of fainting, such as those associated with prolonged standing or the sight of blood or medical procedures, are not concerning. Other causes of fainting can include rapid breathing (hyperventilation), breath-holding, hysteria, or exposure to certain drugs or toxins. Occasionally fainting is associated with a neurologic problem such as a seizure or migraine. Cardiac causes of fainting, while uncommon, can be serious and include heart rhythm abnormalities, diminished heart function and obstruction to blood flow.

Other pediatric heart conditions we treat include:

  • Patent Ductous Arteriosus (PDA)

  • Septal Defects
    • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
    • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
    • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
    • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
    • Mitral Valve Conditions
  • Defects Causing Obstruction in the Heart or Blood Vessels
    • Aortic Stenosis (AS)
    • Coarctation of the Aorta
    • Pulmonary Stenosis (PS)
  • Cyanotic Defects
    • Ebstein’s Anomaly
    • Pulmonary Atresia
    • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
    • Transposition of the Great Arteries
    • Tricuspid Atresia
    • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR)
    • Truncus Arteriosus
    • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Other Heart Problems
    • Marfan syndrome
    • Muscular dystrophy (cardiac involvement)
    • Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy
    • Heart rhythm abnormalities in children