Service & Programs

Pediatric Echocardiography / Advanced Imaging

Echocardiography, a non-invasive procedure that provides unparalleled views of the heart, plays a vital role in the care of patients at the Children’s Heart Center. Echocardiographs enable cardiologist to see abnormalities in the heart such as:

  • Holes in the heart
  • Blocked heart valves
  • Heart function abnormalities

The Echocardiologists at the Children’s Heart Center are among the most experienced in south Florida, performing over 5,000 echocardiograms each year. In addition, CHC Echocardiologists are able to perform all types of echocardiography, including:

  • Cutting-edge three dimensional studies of the heart
  • Transesophageal studies
  • Stress echocardiograms
  • Intravascular (ICE) studies

The ICAEL certified echocardiography laboratory is child and family friendly. The rooms are designed to allow privacy and are equipped with TVs and DVD players to make the experience pleasant for our younger patients.

Expertise is also available for advanced cardiac MRI and CT imaging when additional information is needed for optimal care of your child.

Echocardiography team members include:

Richard E. Kardon, D.O.
Juanita Hunter, M.D.
Sethuraman Swaminathan, M.D.