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comprehensive pediatric cardiology care at Dayton Children’s

Pediatric cardiologists at Dayton Children’s provide expert, multidisciplinary care for children with congenital and acquired heart conditions. We also offer an adult congenital heart disease clinic, which provides long-term care for adults who were born with a heart defect.

Our physicians take time to get to know each patient and family, and they work closely with other specialists at Dayton Children’s to ensure that each patient’s needs are met. Diagnostic testing is critically important for patients with a heart condition, and we make those tests as convenient as possible by offering most of them in the clinic setting. This means patients make fewer trips to Dayton Children’s, and allows our doctors to see test results quickly so that they can address any concerns right away. Learn more

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For more information about cardiology care at Dayton Children’s, please call 937-641-3418.

To make an appointment, please call central scheduling at 937-641-4000.

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Joseph E. Ross, MD, Medical Director

cardiology
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Elizabeth Mitchell, MD

cardiology
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Jill V. Narron, MD

cardiology
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Michael Ralston, MD

cardiology
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Lubabatu Abdurrahman, MD

cardiology
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Christopher Bugnitz, MD

cardiology
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Smita Mehta, MD

cardiology
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conditions we treat

acute rheumatic fever

Acute rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease can involve the heart, joints, skin and brain. It can occur when a person does not receive effective treatment for scarlet fever or strep throat. Acute rheumatic fever can cause permanent damage to the heart.

congenital heart disease in children and adults

Congenital heart disease is an abnormality in the heart that develops before birth. These defects are sometimes obvious before birth; in many cases, symptoms do not appear until adolescence or adulthood. The defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart, and the arteries and veins near the heart.

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cardiac arrhythmias

A cardiac arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. It can be harmless or life threatening and does not always cause symptoms. Some common types of arrhythmias are bradyarrhythmias (an abnormally slow heart rate) and tachyarrhythmias (an abnormally fast heart rate).

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cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle weakens and is unable to effectively pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It can occur on its own, or as a result of a different condition.

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chest pain

Chest pain in children can be caused by an illness, injury or even stress. The vast majority of the time, chest pain in children is not related to the heart. Sudden and severe chest pain could be cause for concern, however.

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fetal heart conditions

Some heart conditions are present before a child is born. When prenatal testing indicates a potential heart problem, pediatric cardiologists at Dayton Children’s can provide further testing, education, insight and treatment recommendations.

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heart murmurs

A heart murmur is an abnormal sound made by the blood flowing in the heart. Heart murmurs can be harmless, or signal a more serious underlying problem.

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hypertension

Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. In children and adolescents, it can be associated with kidney problems or being overweight.

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kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is an illness that results in prolonged fever and involves the skin, mouth, heart and lymph nodes. It is most common among children of Asian descent, but can affect all ethnic groups. Early treatment is important, because left untreated Kawasaki disease can cause permanent heart damage.

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syncope

Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness, also known as fainting. It is usually related to temporary insufficient blood flow to the brain but can be a result of a dangerous heart rhythm abnormality.

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your visit

How to prepare, what to bring to your clinic appointment.

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advanced cardiology testing

Many tests are available right in the clinic to help diagnose and monitor heart conditions.

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adult congenital heart disease clinic

Our specialists can provide life-long care to help patients enjoy the best quality of life possible.

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preventive cardiology clinic

Helping patients avoid serious heart problems later in life.

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