As pediatric cardiologists, we take care of patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. While the majority of our patients are in the pediatric age group, our care spans from prenatal evaluations of the fetus to ongoing follow-up of adults with congenital heart disease.
The types of problems that we manage are quite diverse (see "Our Services"). Fortunately, the vast majority of concerns can be diagnosed and treated on an outpatient basis. For those patients with more complex disease, we provide full time 24/7 inpatient coverage as part of the Department of Pediatrics at Albany Medical Center, where our inpatient Congenital Heart Program (see “Congenital Heart Program”) is based.
At our office, we provide new and follow-up consultations. In addition to taking a detailed history and performing a thorough physical examination, we may perform electrocardiograms (ECG) and trans-thoracic (or fetal) echocardiograms. For some patients, additional outpatient testing is arranged, including chest-x-ray, event monitors, Holter monitors, cardiac MRI, and exercise stress testing. Inpatient and emergency department care includes consultations, diagnostic and interventional catheterizations, trans-esophageal echocardiograms, and close collaboration with Dr. Neil Devejian (see "Meet our Surgeon"), who leads Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Albany Medical Center.
We realize that coming to our office can be a stressful experience. Our goal is to help every patient and family to understand their diagnosis and have all of their concerns addressed. We are always available for your questions both during and after your visit.