Cardiology

The Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia treats thousands of infants, children and young adults with heart conditions every year. Our medical staff includes 60 board certified pediatric cardiologists, one of the largest teams in this specialty in the world.

Cardiologists at CHOP provide outpatient care and diagnostic testing — including echocardiography, EKG and Holter Monitor testing — at the Main Campus and 12 satellite locations throughout Southeastern PA and South and Central New Jersey. Exercise stress testing is also available at Main Campus and the King of Prussia Specialty Care Center.

Additionally, we offer consultations for infants and children at affiliated hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  We also partner with Penn Medicine to treat adults with congenital heart conditions through the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center.

When hospitalization is needed, we provide highly specialized care within our inpatient units.

Collaborating with departments throughout CHOP

In addition to outpatient services and inpatient treatment, CHOP cardiologists provide a wide array of advanced and complex medical care.

  • Our Fetal Heart Program includes cardiologists specially trained in pre-natal diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart conditions.
  • The interventional cardiology and electrophysiology teams are continually on the forefront of new cardiac catheterization and interventional techniques. These teams utilize the advanced technology available in our XMR suite, hybrid suite, and electrophysiology laboratories.
  • Cardiologists continually work closely with the Cardiothoracic Surgery team, Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care teams, and Cardiac Nursing to care for all surgical patients including those receiving heart or heart and lung transplants or ventricular assist devices.

By the numbers

Each year, the Division of Cardiology provides:

  • More than 29,000 outpatient visits at the Main Campus in Philadelphia and Specialty Care Centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • More than 65,000 tests, including electrocardiograms, echocardiograms and cardiac MRI, to diagnose and monitor patients
  • More than 1,200 cardiac catheterizations