Preventive Cardiology Clinic
We have a dedicated team of specialists who provide preventive treatment for children who have high blood cholesterol with the risk of developing heart disease. In addition to diagnostic evaluations, the team provides counseling about diet and lifestyle changes tailored to each child.
Heart Failure and Transplant Clinic
Children's Mercy's Heart Failure and Transplant team comprises expert Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, a Transplant Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurses, Cardiac Social Workers, Pharmacologists and Nutritionists. This team holds a weekly clinic for patients in various stages of heart failure, patients who are preparing for heart transplant or patients who have undergone heart transplant. Additional appointments are added on throughout the week to accommodate patients' immediate needs.
Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
The genetics clinic offers evaluations to detect when children have genetic conditions that could lead to cardiovascular health risks. Families will learn about genetic testing options and implications.
Outpatient and Outreach Clinics
Outpatient clinics are held daily at Children's Mercy Hospital, Children's Mercy Kansas and our new, fully-staffed Wichita, Kan. clinic. Appointments can also be made at Children's Mercy Northland. Children's Mercy Cardiologists also provide outreach clinics in Joplin, Mo., St. Joseph, Mo., and Junction City, Kan.
Cardiac Catheterization and Hybrid Labs
Children's Mercy has two cardiovascular lab rooms located within the operating room. The labs have direct access to cardiovascular surgery suites. Cardiac interventionalists utilize the labs to offer a range of range of services including diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, balloon angioplasty, valvuloplasty, stent implantation, coil embolization, and hybrid procedures. The ability to do many of these procedures nonsurgically means shorter lengths of stay and less discomfort for patients.
Children's Mercy has the only pediatric arrhythmia service in the region with outstanding outcomes in management of all forms of heart rhythm disorders. Our pediatric electrophysiologists perform pacemaker implants, internal defibrillator implants, and ablation procedures in our state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab featuring 3D cardiac mapping and low radiation exposure. The lab is available 24 hours a day.