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When your child is diagnosed with a heart problem, it can be overwhelming and scary. We are here to help you understand the problem, how it affects your child and how it can be treated.
A regional leader in pediatric cardiac care, the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Children's Heart Center is a partnership between Wolfson Children's Hospital and the University of Florida College of Medicine--Jacksonville, offering diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease. The Center serves North and Central Florida, the panhandle and South Georgia, as well as children from more than 20 countries all over the world.
The Children's Heart Center provides care including prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects and interventional treatment of congenital heart disease to advanced treatment of cardiac rhythm disorder.
The mission of our Children's Heart Center is to make a difference in the lives of children through early diagnosis, cardiac intervention and treatment of birth defects, congenital anomalies and injury, improved recovery and, most importantly, extending and improving quality of life. We provide state-of-the-art care for infants, children, adolescents and adults with congenital and acquired heart problems.
We are have subspecialty clinics that diagnose and treat a number of heart defects, including murmurs, chest pain and syncope, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Our pediatric cardiologists include specialists in heart rhythm disturbances, treated by a specialists in pediatric clinical electrophysiology. Our Echocardiography Lab
, with locations at Wolfson Children's Hospital and the outpatient lab located at 841 Prudential Drive, Suite 100, is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
in three modalities: pediatric transthoracic, pediatric transesophageal and fetal echocardiography.
Our arrhythmia clinic staffed by pediatric electrophysiologists provides treatments that include cryotherapy and radiofrequency ablation to treat life-threatening heart arrythmias.
Our pediatric cardiologists treat heart disease associated with Kawasaki disease in a subspecialty clinic.
Our pediatric electrophysiologists place pacemakers and automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators in children with heart rhythm disturbances in our cardiac cath lab.
We offer an Adult Congenital Heart Program
for adults of all ages, treating all forms of congenital heart disease in collaboration with adult cardiologists and critical care physicians.
Our 12-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is a dedicated intensive care unit for children and some adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) who require close care and monitoring following catherization procedures and surgical repairs.