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Pediatric Cardiology

Our team of pediatric cardiologists provides diagnostic and treatment services for children with heart disease in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. These physicians and other care providers work together with other pediatric specialists to coordinate care and provide the best possible outcomes to our patients.

Children's Heart Center

The Children’s Heart Center of South Carolina is the only tertiary care pediatric cardiology referral center for the Children’s Heart Program of South Carolina; a consortium of all the pediatric cardiology practitioners in the state. 

The Pediatric Heart Network (PHN)

  • Established in 2001 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a collaboration of clinical sites and a data coordinating center

  • Conducts research studies in children with congenital or acquired heart disease

  • Designed to carry out clinical research so that children with heart disease can receive high- quality, evidence-based care 

The major barriers to clinical studies in pediatric heart disease include small numbers of individuals with a particular congenital heart defect at any one center, differences in treatment approaches and lack of resources to provide national coordination of collaborative research. The Network approach attempts to address these barriers by offering an effective, flexible way to study adequate numbers of patients with uncommon diseases through a common infrastructure for recruiting, monitoring, and following patients whose conditions will be characterized in a standard fashion. Medical centers with experienced research teams that specialize in the care of pediatric patients with heart disease were chosen to become part of the PHN. MUSC is one of nine core centers in the PHN, and one of only five centers that have been a core center since its inception.