Deacon, who has a heart condition caused by Barth Syndrome

Pediatric General Cardiology

You can trust our expert team of pediatric general cardiologists who specialize in treating conditions that affect the heart and vascular system.

Having a child with a congenital (present at birth) heart disease or cardiovascular (heart and vascular) condition can be stressful and overwhelming.

At Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Heart Institute for general cardiology, we understand these feelings.

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We are here for your family — from the moment of diagnosis to treatment and recovery and into adulthood, if needed.

When it comes to your child's heart, you can trust our expert team of general cardiologists (doctors who specialize in treating conditions that affect the heart and vascular system) to provide the care they need. We treat all kinds of heart and vascular conditions and have the largest cardiology network in South Florida – with more than 17 cardiologists conveniently located throughout the community.

Heart Care in a Community Setting 

Our team of pediatric cardiologists has expertise in diagnosing and treating heart conditions in infants, children and adolescents. Whether your child’s heart condition is found before birth, after birth, or as they grow, we work with you to find the most effective treatment for your child’s specific needs.

As part of the Memorial Healthcare System, our community cardiologists have access to extensive resources and highly trained cardiovascular specialists. This network benefits your child if they require heart surgery, coordination with other specialty services, or care for serious and rare disorders. 

Conditions We Treat

Whether your child was recently diagnosed or is living with a congenital heart condition, we offer specialized care and compassionate support to the entire family.

Heart conditions we care for include:


An irregular heartbeat.

Learn more about arrhythmias.


A disease of the heart muscle.

Learn more about cardiomyopathy.

Chest pain

Discomfort in the chest like a dull ache, a burning feeling, a sharp stabbing pain, or pain that radiates to the neck or shoulder.

Congenital heart disease or abnormality

A problem with the structure of the heart that develops before birth.

Learn more about congenital heart disease or abnormalities.

Heart murmurs

Extra or abnormal sounds made by blood flowing through the heart.

Heart palpitations

Feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering or pounding heart.

  • ECG/EKG abnormality: Underlying heart conditions measured by the electrical activity of the heart.
High blood pressure

When the force of blood on the blood vessel walls is too high.

Lipid disorders

High levels of fat particles in the blood.

Long QT syndrome

A disorder of the heart's electrical activity.

Learn more about long QT syndrome.


A temporary loss of consciousness (fainting).

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Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic tests are available at multiple locations.

Diagnostic Testing May Include:

CT scan

Uses a series of X-rays and a computer to produce a 3D image of soft tissues and bones to detect diseases and injuries.

Learn more about CT scans.


A noninvasive test using ultrasound waves to take moving pictures of the heart.

Learn more about echocardiography.

Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)

A noninvasive test using electrodes placed on the chest and limbs to measure heart activity.

Learn more about electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG).


A test performed to assess your heart's electrical system or activity.

Learn more about electrophysiology.


Involves testing a sample of blood, urine or other substance from the body.


A magnetic resonance imagining scan that produces detailed images of the organs and tissues in the body.

Learn more about MRI.

Nuclear testing

A scan that uses radioactive substances to see structures and functions inside the body.

Learn more about nuclear testing.

Stress test

An exam that shows how well your heart works during physical activity.


An imaging test that uses sound waves to create a picture of organs, tissues and other structures inside the body.

Learn more about ultrasounds.

Our Services

Our Services Include:

ADHD cardiac screening

An evaluation for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a medical history of cardiac disease before being treated with stimulant therapy.

Event monitoring

A portable device used to record the heart’s electrical activity during symptoms.

Exercise testing

A test that measures how the heart responds to work.

Holter monitoring

A portable device that monitors your heart function continuously for 24 hours or longer.

Outpatient care

For patients undergoing treatments and medical procedures that do not require overnight hospital stays.

Preventative cardiology

Our experts evaluate and treat heart disease risk factors in children, such as obesity and high blood pressure.

Sports clearance

An in-depth assessment of the heart to determine a child’s risk of sudden cardiac death.

Learn more about our sports clearance service.

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Find a Location

In collaboration with Mednax Pediatrix Cardiology of South Florida, we offer comprehensive pediatric general cardiology services.

Our pediatric cardiologists are conveniently located in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Medical Office Building
1150 N. 35th Avenue, Suite 490
Hollywood, FL

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center - Wellington
3377 South State Road 7, Suite 100
Wellington, FL 33449

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