Resources from leading medical experts from UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals offer expert cardiology services to children of all ages, from newborns to teens, as well as to adults living with congenital heart disease. Our program is considered among the best in the U.S. for diagnosing and repairing the most complex heart birth defects. Through our Fetal Cardiovascular Program – one of the largest in Northern California – we can diagnose heart conditions and begin planning treatment well before birth. We also treat heart conditions that arise later in childhood.
Our team includes different types of specialists who focus on heart disease in children, such as pediatric cardiologists, heart surgeons, electrophysiologists, intensive care doctors and nurse specialists. We collaborate with each other and with families to deliver the best possible care in a supportive environment.
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Pediatric cardiologist and imaging specialist Howard M. Rosenfeld, MD, FACC, makes the case for ditching “SVT” in favor of more meaningful terms, enhancing professional communication as well as the diagnostic process.
Anita J. Moon-Grady, MD, FAAP, director of the UCSF Fetal Cardiovascular Program, examines the reality of whether long-term outcomes are better for babies who had in utero interventions for certain heart defects, as well as the short-term ...
While most chest pain in children isn’t caused by heart trouble, pediatricians keep patients safe when they ask the right questions and include certain steps in the physical exam.
UCSF pediatric cardiologist Kishor Avasarala, MD, discusses how pediatricians can ensure appropriate cardiac care for children infected with COVID-19.
Cardiac imaging specialist Dr. Shafkat Anwar explains how MRI facilitates better management of patients born with heart defects, while technologies such as 3D printing can improve surgical planning, efficiency, outcomes and training.
Anita Moon-Grady, MD, FAAP, FACC, discusses congenital heart disease (CHD), the most common cause of infant death due to birth defect in the United States.
Walter Li, MD, discusses the various types of fetal arrhythmias, the use of advanced imaging in diagnosis, and the medical therapies used to control arrhythmias, both before and after birth.