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Treating children’s heart diseases and disorders at Maimonides

Maimonides Children's HospitalHeart-related problems are not just for adults – they can affect children at a very young age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly 1% of newborns in the U.S. are born with congenital heart defects each year. Our dedicated team of highly trained pediatric cardiologists and technicians provides comprehensive evaluation and care for young patients with even the most complex cases of childhood heart disease.

Our mission is to provide both inpatient and outpatient consultations and deliver the best available treatment in a child-friendly, anxiety-free environment

Conditions we treat

  • All congenital heart diseases
  • Arrhythmias and palpitations
  • Atrial septal defects (ASD) – Affects the wall between atria
  • Chest pain
  • Cyanosis – Poor circulation or insufficient oxygenation of the blood
  • Endocarditis – Infection of the heart valves’ inner lining
  • Heart murmur
  • Kawasaki disease – Inflammation in the blood vessels
  • Pericarditis – Inflammation of the fibrous sac surrounding the heart
  • Rheumatic fever – Affects the skin, heart, brain, and joints
  • Syncope – Fainting usually due to low blood pressure
  • Ventricular septal defects (VSD) – Effects the wall between ventricles

Treatments we offer

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Event recorders and monitors – Portable devices that track your heart rate and rhythm
  • Fetal echocardiography with color Doppler
  • Holter monitoring – A camera-sized device that measures your heart’s activity
  • Pulse oximetry – Measures the oxygen level of the blood
  • Stress testing
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Transthoracic echocardiography with color Doppler

 

Call (718) 283-7500 to make an appointment with Maimonides Children’s Hospital

Meet Our Team

Cynthia R. Amirtharaj, MD

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Daniela Y. Rafii, MD

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Prema Ramaswamy, MD

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Hanano Watanabe, MD, MS

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