Pediatric Cardiology

 

Louisville Pediatric Cardiology

Nearly one percent of children are born with some form of heart abnormality or congenital heart defect. There is a broad range of abnormalities, ranging from fairly simple problems to very complex ones. These conditions may be diagnosed when an infant is born with a bluish tint to his or her skin (so-called cyanosis), when a health care provider hears a heart murmur during routine examination, or when a child or teen-ager complains of chest pain or palpitations, or faints unexpectedly. Sometimes significant heart defects can be diagnosed even before birth.

For more than 50 years, UofL Physicians-Pediatric Cardiology, formerly known as Pediatric Cardiology Associates, has cared for infants, children, adolescents and adults with congenital heart defects. We have a comprehensive program that allows us to manage the simplest, as well as the most complex, conditions. We have many subspecialty experts to provide state-of-the-art cardiac testing and interventional procedures. In addition, we have many local and outreach clinics and active telemedicine programs to help children and families throughout the region. And, being faculty in the UofL School of Medicine, we are active in clinical research and education.

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Louisville Pediatric Cardiology

The following treatments and services are offered at our comprehensive Congenital Heart Center, which is operated in cooperation with Kosair Children’s Hospital.

Interventional procedures

  • Catheter-based closure of atrial septal defects
  • Balloon arterioplasty
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Stent implantation
  • Balloon atrial septostomy
  • Melody Valve implantation
  • Coil/device closure of patent ductus arteriosus and anomalous blood vessels
  • Radiofrequency perforation (for atretic pulmonary valve & hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum)

Electrophysiology procedures

  • Intracardiac and transesophageal EP studies
  • Three-dimensional EP mapping
  • Radiofrequency catheter ablation
  • Catheter cryoablation
  • EP procedures without fluoroscopic radiation
  • Implantation of temporary and permanent pacemakers and defibrillators

Combined procedures

  • Hybrid palliation for neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Diagnose and treat co-existing hemodynamic and cardiac rhythm problems, often during a single procedure
  • Electrophysiology procedures combining catheter-based and surgical techniques in the Cath Lab or Operating Room
  • Catheter-based interventions during a single procedure (for example, septal occlusion and catheter ablation)

Non-invasive services

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

Offices and Clinics


  • 601 S. Floyd St.
    Suite 602
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-585-4802
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  • 2201 Lexington Ave.
    Suite G10
    Ashland, Kentucky 41101
    502-585-4802
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  • Kosair Children's Outpatient Center-Bowling Green
    720 Second St.
    Suite 102
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
    270-793-9803
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  • Family Medicine
    70 Uber Monkey Lane
    Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
    502-585-4802
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  • Baptist Regional Medical Center
    1 Trillium Way
    Corbin, Kentucky 40701
    502-585-4802
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  • 100 Helmwood Plaza Drive
    Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
    502-585-4802
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  • Glasgow Pediatrics
    301 Professional Park Drive
    Glasgow, Kentucky 42141
    502-585-4802
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  • Trover Clinic
    200 Clinic Drive
    Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
    502-585-4802
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  • 300 S. Eighth St.
    Suite 284W
    Murray, Kentucky 42071
    502-585-4802
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  • Kosair Children's Hospital Outpatient Center
    1000 Breckenridge St.
    Suite 301
    Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
    502-585-4802 x. 246
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Baptist Regional Medical Center
  • Kosair Children's Outpatient Center-Bowling Green
  • Trover Clinic
  • Kosair Children's Outpatient Center-Owensboro
  • Western Baptist Hospital

UofL Physicians’ pediatric cardiologists

UofL Physicians’ pediatric cardiologists are well-trained from the finest centers across the United States, are board-certified or board-eligible, and are faculty in the UofL School of Medicine. We provide comprehensive care for patients with diverse problems 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. Our doctors are leaders in their field in numerous specialties, and receive referrals from primary care providers and other pediatric and adult cardiologists throughout the region.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000