When it comes to problems with your child’s heart, your child needs to receive an early and accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatments. At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, our pediatric heart specialists from NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to children of all ages with congenital heart disease and other medical problems that may affect the heart. Our team closely collaborates with the pediatric cardiology team at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Your child is in the expert hands of a team renowned for excellence in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery and committed to providing our patients with the safest, most advanced techniques available to extend survival and improve quality of life.
About Our Program
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we take a fully integrated approach to treating heart conditions in children. Your child will benefit from the multidisciplinary services of our experienced and compassionate pediatric heart care team.
Our board-certified pediatric cardiologists, echocardiographers, medical assistants, and nurses collaborate closely with the pediatric cardiology team at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan to provide your child with all the services they need to achieve excellent heart health.
At our hospital in Queens, your child can receive the most advanced noninvasive heart care and heart testing. Many noninvasive cardiology tests can be performed on the same day as your visit. Test results will be reviewed with you, and your cardiologists can answer questions during your visit. Sometimes, further testing will be provided (such as 24-hour Holter monitoring), or a return visit may be needed for additional tests (such as exercise testing). Following the visit, our physicians remain available to you by phone for discussion regarding final testing results and/or ongoing symptoms.
If your child needs any procedures, such as catheterization or heart surgery, they will be performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital in Manhattan, home to some of the nation’s most accomplished pediatric interventional cardiologists, heart surgeons, and intensivists.
Our cardiology team participates in twice-weekly conferences with the NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital pediatric heart team. We can facilitate a referral to NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley ’Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in Northern Manhattan for children who need a heart transplant.
What We Treat
Our team cares for children of all ages with a wide range of heart conditions and symptoms, including:
- Congenital heart defects
- Heart murmurs
- Arrhythmias and palpitations
- Fetal heart defects
- Chest pain
- Acquired heart disease, especially Kawasaki disease, as well as rheumatic fever and myocarditis
- Genetic syndromes with associated heart disease
- Heart failure
- Heart murmurs
- Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and triglycerides) and obesity, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens pediatric gastroenterologists
- Marfan syndrome
- Myocardial dysfunction
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Syncope (fainting)
Comprehensive Diagnostic Services
From fetal echocardiography and monitoring to urgent care for children who come to our specialized Pediatric Emergency Department with heart symptoms, we offer a broad range of services to evaluate a ’child’s heart health, including:
- Pediatric echocardiography
- Fetal echocardiography
- Electrocardiogram interpretation
- 24-hour Holter monitoring and extended event monitoring to assess heart rhythm
- Inpatient and outpatient cardiology consultations
- Testing to provide clearance for sports participation and use of ADHD medications (which can cause palpitations or chest pain in some children)
A Specialized Center for Fetal Echocardiography
The Intersocietal Commission nationally accredits our hospital’s Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) for providing exceptional fetal and transthoracic echocardiography according to national standards. We have a solid fetal echocardiography program to diagnose congenital heart disease early, during pregnancy, allowing you to plan your ’child’s heart care before delivery and to know what your child will need after they are born. Our echocardiography system is remotely connected to the system at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Hospital, enabling doctors there to assess your baby and collaborate with us to customize the best approach to care.
Our Approach to Care
Holistic and Comprehensive Care
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we recognize that every child has a unique set of symptoms, circumstances, and needs. We take a holistic approach to care that considers the entire patient, including their physical, emotional, and social factors. We partner with patients and their families in shared decision-making, empowering them with knowledge, support, and the most effective treatment options to achieve the best possible outcome for every child.
Multidisciplinary Approach To Children with Heart Conditions
Because our specialists from pediatric surgery, cardiovascular support, critical care medicine, anesthesiology, and perfusion function as one coordinated team, we are able to provide the most effective and comprehensive care for your child. Our renowned pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery experts are committed to providing your child with the safest, most advanced surgical techniques available.
Specially Trained to Treat Children
Our pediatric cardiologists are specially trained and board-certified to treat young patients. Your child has access to a team of pediatric heart specialists that includes pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons who are all leaders in their field and other non-cardiac pediatric subspecialists. The team also includes nurses who specialize in the care of children with heart disorders, child life specialists to ease the hospital experience, feeding specialists to ensure your ’child’s diet is nutritious, and psychosocial support professionals to assist you and your family during your time with us.
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we provide family-centered care and believe parents are key players in the surgical process. We ensure that parents are with their children in the recovery room immediately after surgery/anesthesia to comfort and reassure their children as they wake up.
Parents As Team Members
As a parent, only you can provide important information about your child. You can also help other team members shape your ’child’s personalized treatment program based on your ’child’s physical, emotional, and practical needs. Your input is critical for making final decisions regarding your ’child’s care, and our multidisciplinary team is here to work alongside you and your family to achieve the greatest possible outcomes for your child.
Child Life Specialists
Our dedicated child life specialists work with your child and your family before surgery or a procedure to address any fears, reduce anxiety, and answer any questions you may have. They are specially trained and certified to ensure that each child’s hospital experience is positive and supportive.
Why Choose Us?
Expert and Comprehensive Care
Our pediatric cardiologists from NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine closely collaborate with the pediatric heart team at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, one of the largest and most preeminent pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery centers in the nation. Here, pediatric heart specialists provide comprehensive care for children with heart conditions ranging from arrhythmia, heart failure, congenital heart disease, and pulmonary hypertension to Marfan disease, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
Exceptional Fetal Cardiology Program
NewYork-Presbyterian’s fetal cardiology programs, operating at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, are renowned for the expert performance of fetal echocardiography and other advanced imaging modalities to diagnose newborns at risk for heart defects including congenital heart defects, fetal arrhythmias, and maternal or other fetal medical conditions that may affect the fetal heart.
Our fetal cardiologists closely collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy), cardiac surgery, genetic and other sub-specialists at the Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the Fetal Care Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care for children diagnosed with congenital heart disease before birth. We provide care for both mother and baby from the time of prenatal diagnosis through birth and beyond.
Superior Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Our pediatric cardiology team closely collaborates with the pediatric cardiac surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, where patients receive expert care from cardiac surgeons who are extraordinarily skilled at repairing a range of complex CHD abnormalities, including transposition of the great arteries, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), tetralogy of Fallot, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, and truncus arteriosus.
NewYork-Presbyterian Congenital Heart Center
At the NewYork-Presbyterian Congenital Heart Center, expert pediatric heart surgeons treat congenital and acquired cardiovascular disorders in even the smallest and most complex patients. A combined program of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, the Congenital Heart Center is one of the largest and most preeminent pediatric cardiology and heart surgery centers in the nation. From infants to young adults, patients of all ages come to us from the US and worldwide to seek the most advanced, safest, and proven treatments for congenital heart conditions and the revision of previous surgery when prior treatment fails. Your child will benefit from the multidisciplinary services of our experienced and compassionate pediatric heart surgery team.
Seamless Access to World-Class Medical Experts
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine. This Ivy League medical school is among the nation’s best in patient care, medical education, and research. We offer many highly specialized services typically found in an academic medical center but without the commute to Manhattan and in the comfortable setting of a local community hospital. Your child has access to the world-class resources available through our affiliations with the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network, ensuring that they receive the most advanced care close to home.
Affiliated with Nationally Ranked Children’s Hospitals
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens offers young patients seamless access to two renowned children’s hospitals, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital. Both hospitals are among the nation’s leading centers for diagnosing and treating childhood diseases. They are both major referral centers for complex and rare disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.
5-Star Quality Rating
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star Quality rating, becoming the only hospital in Queens to achieve this recognition. This prestigious rating reflects our unwavering commitment to providing patients with the highest level of quality patient care.
Through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens, we offer pediatric healthcare services at several convenient locations close to where you live or work.