Pediatric Cardiology

 

To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology, call 502-585-4802. Use x234 for Louisville appointments and x246 for appointments outside Louisville. For urgent concerns after hours (after 5 p.m. and on weekends), please call Kosair Children's Hospital at 502-629-6000.

Nearly one percent of children are born with some form of heart abnormality, also known as a "congenital heart defect." These defects include a broad range of abnormalities, ranging from fairly simple and benign problems to very complex and serious ones. Some of these conditions are diagnosed when an infant is born with a bluish tint to his or her skin (cyanosis), when a health care provider hears a heart murmur during routine examination, or when a child or teenager complains of chest pain or palpitations, or faints unexpectedly. Sometimes significant heart defects are first by an ultrasound study diagnosed even before birth.

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology is a group of specialists who care for patients of all ages with congenital heart defects, from before birth, through infancy, childhood and adolescence, and into adulthood. We have local clinics to care for patients in the Louisville Metro area, and many outreach clinics, including an extensive telemedicine program to help those throughout the region.

We have subspecialists providing significant expertise to manage all related conditions, from the simplest to the most complex. Our inpatient care is centered at Kosair Children's Hospital, the state's only free-standing hospital dedicated to the care of children, where we provide state-of-the-art cardiac testing and interventional procedures, and work closely with our UofL Physicians congenital heart surgeons. And, being faculty in the UofL School of Medicine, we are also active in clinical research and education. 

Find a Pediatric Cardiologist in Louisville by viewing the our physicians tab.

Read Tanner's story: Tanner was born premature with a congenital heart defect, but it hasn't stopped him from playing sports and staying active.

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UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology provides comprehensive outpatient and hospital-based programs and services in the Louisville Metro area and across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Outpatient clinics and services

Outpatient cardiology services

The following non-invasive services are offered at our local and outreach clinics, and in cooperation with Kosair Children's Hospital:

Electrocardiography (EKG testing)

Echocardiography

Stress Testing

Tilt table testing

Hospital-based and invasive services

In addition to inpatient consultations, 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

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, atrial septal occlusion and catheter ablation for tachycardia)

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.

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology has local clinics to care for patients in the Louisville Metro area, and many outreach clinics, including an extensive telemedicine program to help those throughout the region.

To make an appointment in our Louisville office, call 502-585-4802 x234.

To make an appointment in one of our Outreach Clinics outside Louisville, call 502-585-4802 x246.

For urgent concerns after hours (after 5 p.m. and on weekends), please call Kosair Children's Hospital at 502-629-6000.

For lab results, call 502-585-2611.

 

Offices and Clinics

  • Children’s Hospital Foundation
    601 S. Floyd St.
    Suite 602
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-585-4802 x234
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  • King's Daughter Medical Center, Medical Plaza B
    2201 Lexington Ave.
    Suite 120
    Ashland, Kentucky 41101
    502-585-4802 x246
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  • The Medical Center at Bowling Green
    720 Second Ave.
    Suite 102
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
    502-585-4802 x246
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  • Stephens Family Medicine
    70 Uber Monkey Lane
    Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
    502-585-4802 x246
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  • Kosair Children's Hospital Medical Associates
    1301 Ring Road
    Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
    502-585-4802 x246
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  • Trover Clinic
    200 Clinic Drive
    Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
    502-585-4802 x246
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  • Medical Arts Building W
    300 S. Eighth St.
    Suite 382W
    Murray, Kentucky 42071
    502-585-4802 x246
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  • Breckenridge Medical Plaza
    1000 Breckenridge St.
    Suite 301
    Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
    502-585-4802 x246
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  • Western Baptist Hospital Doctor's Building 3
    2605 Kentucky Ave.
    Suite 102
    Paducah, Kentucky 42001
    502-585-4802 x246
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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
  • King's Daughters Medical Center-Ashland

Dr. Lucinda Wright is not pictured.

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.

View our Video Bios: Meet our Pediatric Cardiologists

Next Steps

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