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Preventive Cardiology

The Pediatric Cardiology group at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital offers a specialized approach to prevention for children at risk of accelerated cardiovascular disease such as abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.

Our preventive cardiology team partners with nutritionists, metabolic experts and other specialists to construct a specialized program that helps reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other complications as a child grows into adulthood. This includes analysis of the full biochemical profile, necessary genetics assessment and referral to associated pediatric specialists when co-morbidities such as obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, fatty liver, gastroesophageal reflux, polycystic ovaries, and orthopedic problems are found.

Our preventive cardiology specialists are skilled at assessing the need for medical therapy and also in determining when medicine may not be the answer for a particular child.