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Pediatric Cardiology

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have not only touched my heart,
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- Rikki Myers, parent of cardiology & heart surgery patient

Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children's Hospital

Carolinas HealthCare System is home to The Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children's Hospital, which is setting the standard of care for children and adults in the Southeast who have congenital and thoracic heart disease.

Located in the heart of Charlotte, N.C., Levine Children's Hospital is the largest children's hospital in the Carolinas. Levine is a nationally recognized center of excellence and a global referral center, receiving patients from around the world.

Our doctors are nationally recognized, board-certified specialists who provide complete heart care for congenital heart defects from fetus to adulthood.

Areas of specialty include neonatal (newborn) cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, heart failure and heart transplantation and adult congenital heart disease.

Levine Children's Hospital is the only facility in the region that provides the following advanced heart services:

  • Pediatric open-heart surgery
  • Pediatric catheterization lab
  • Heart transplant and heart assistance devices (The only pediatric heart transplant program in western North Carolina)
  • ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) – heart-lung bypass to support preemies and children with respiratory failure

Levine Children's Hospital also features the only comprehensive pediatric cardiovascular program as well as the region's first Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).

Dr. Benjamin Peeler talks about the Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children's Hospital on WCNC.
See one family's journey across the world to treat their son's pectus excavatum condition.

Comprehensive Pediatric Heart Care

Diagnostic Services: Advanced diagnostic services include echocardiology, fetal echocardiology (to identify defects in utero), heart failure evaluation and management, pacemaker and AICD (automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators) evaluation and monitoring and peripheral vascular evaluation.

Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention Program: We have a comprehensive catheterization program that provides a full range of diagnostic and interventional services. More pediatric diagnostic heart catheterizations have been performed at the Levine Children's Hospital in the last 15 years than any other facility in the state.

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery: The cardiac surgical services offered at Levine Children's Hospital are all-inclusive - from complex neonatal heart disease to adult congenital heart disease including heart transplantation. More than 300 congenital heart surgeries were performed in 2011, with mortality rates of 1.7 percent. That’s better than the national average of 3.2 percent in 2010.

For more information about The Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children's Hospital, please call 704-381-1813.

Heart Care at Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital

Our pediatric cardiologists also see patients at the Children's Specialty Center at Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital in Concord, NC. The office is conveniently located on the main campus of CMC-NorthEast in the Pediatric Pavilion. The address is: 100 Medical Park Drive, Suite 310, Concord, NC 28025.

For more information about services offered at this location, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 704-403-2860.

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