The smallest hearts keep your family’s heart beating, and at Mercy Health, we are dedicated to healing those hearts and keeping your family healthy. Pediatric heart surgery is one focus of our comprehensive, family-centered care for all forms of congenital and acquired childhood heart disease.
We can connect you with the most experienced pediatric cardiac surgeons to be your partners before and after your child’s surgery. Our pediatricians and family physicians are there as well to help prepare you with the information you need, including your best and most comprehensive options and all of the follow-up care that will be required after surgery. Mercy Health Children’s Hospital in Toledo offers comprehensive, family-centered pediatric cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgical services for all forms of congenital and acquired childhood heart disease.
It is possible that your child has a congenital heart defect, developed before or during childbirth. Some heart defects are discovered at birth, while others may not be evident for months or years. Symptoms can include: Fatigue, breathing issues, swelling or sweating, difficulty gaining weight, bluish skin or dehydration.
If surgery is needed, there are several options. In one, pediatric cardiac surgeons will insert a catheter tube through an existing blood vessel to clear restricted blood vessels and restore full blood flow to the heart. This option does not require open-heart surgery. In cases of an enlarged heart or a complex heart condition, your child may need open-heart surgery or in rare cases, even a heart transplant.
We are dedicated to finding the best medical solution for you and your family to give your child the healthy, happy life that he or she deserves.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Services We Offer
- Prenatal diagnosis and counseling
- Fetal, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography
- Electrophysiology including ECG interpretation
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
- Interrogation and radiofrequency catheter ablation
- Tilt table testing
- Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic stress testing
- Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization