Tests & Procedures

Tests & Procedures

Atrial Septal Defect or ASD Closure

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac Imaging

Cardiodiagnostics

Catheter Ablation

ECMO (Heart and Lung bypass)

Electrophysiology Study

Exercise Stress Test

Fontan Procedure

Glenn Shunt

Norwood Procedure

Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation
 

At the Phoenix Children's Heart Center, our cardiac specialists offer a wide variety of non-invasive cardiology services to accurately and efficiently diagnose and even treat your child's heart complications. State of the art equipment and technologies provide your child’s team with the information needed to plan his or her treatment.

Atrial Septal Defect or ASD Closure

This procedure treats a congenital (present at birth) heart defect known as atrial septal defect, or ASD. Children born with this condition have an opening in the dividing wall (or “atrial septum”) between the two upper chambers of the heart known as the right and left atria. ASD develops during the first eight...

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Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is both a test and treatment. As a test, it can tell a doctor a lot about a child’s heart, including how well the heart muscle is pumping and how well blood is moving; if there are narrow vessels, thick muscles, holes or other problems with the heart; and how well the heart valves are working...

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Cardiac Imaging

Diagnosing heart disease in children can be complex and requires a comprehensive evaluation by a physician or other healthcare professional specializing in pediatric cardiology. The directory below provides some means by which heart disease in children is evaluated and diagnosed...

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Cardiodiagnostics

The Cardiodiagnostics department at the Phoenix Children's Heart Center is located on the 1st floor of the Main building at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Cardiodiagnostics is often referred to as the "Echo Lab" and is a non-invasive, ultrasound diagnostic center. State-of-the-art equipment is used here to image the heart...

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Catheter Ablation

A common way of treating arrhythmia is with catheter ablation. During ablation, a doctor inserts a catheter (thin, flexible tube) into the heart. A special machine delivers heat (radiofrequency ablation) or cold (cryothermal ablation) energy through the catheter to tiny areas of the heart muscle that cause the abnormal heart rhythm. This energy destroys (or ablates) the small piece of heart tissue which was causing the...

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ECMO

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is pleased to offer Extracorporeal Life Support Services (ECLS) in addition to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to our patients. Our program was the very first pediatric and neonatal ECMO program in the state and is the recognized expert in all forms of extracorporeal life support in the state...

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Electrophysiology Study

Electrophysiologic (EP) studies are an essential tool in evaluating heart arrhythmias (problems with the heartbeat’s rhythm or rate). EP testing can be used to provoke known but infrequent arrhythmias and unmask suspected arrhythmias. More and more, the tool is being used to predict future cardiac arrhythmias...

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Exercise Stress Test

An exercise stress test measures how your child's heart functions during different levels of activity, and also compared to a baseline measure. An exercise EKG is performed to assess the heart's response to stress or exercise. The EKG is monitored while your child is exercising on a treadmill or stationary bike. The arm...

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Fontan Procedure

The Fontan procedure is the third of three surgeries (following the Norwood procedure and Glenn shunt) used to treat a severe form of congenital heart disease called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in which babies are born with a functioning right ventricle and a small, underdeveloped, nonfunctioning left ventricle...

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Glenn Shunt

A Glenn shunt is the second of three surgeries (following the Norwood procedure and preceding the Fontan procedure) used to treat a severe form of congenital heart disease called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in which babies are born with a functioning right ventricle and a small, underdeveloped, nonfunctioning...

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Norwood Procedure

This procedure is the first of three surgeries (followed by the Glenn shunt and Fontan procedure) used to treat a severe form of congenital heart disease called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in which babies are born with a functioning right ventricle and a small, underdeveloped, nonfunctioning left ventricle. This procedure...

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Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation

This small device is implanted under the skin and sends electrical signals to start or regulate a slow heartbeat. Implanted pacemakers are used to stimulate a patient’s heartbeat if the heart's natural pacemaker (the sinoatrial, or SA, node) is not functioning properly. It can also assist children who have an abnormally...

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