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Second Opinion Program
If your child has been diagnosed with a heart condition, it is essential to consider every alternative. That’s why we offer a Second Opinion Program – to provide you with immediate access to some of the most talented pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in the nation.
The Second Opinion Program includes quick coordination of appointments with Washington University physicians and follow-up care based on your specific needs. Our physicians will spend the time to help you understand the options and to customize a care plan specifically for your child. A second opinion can ease your mind or provide you with alternative options to consider.
Do You Need a Heart Second Opinion?
The Second Opinion Program was created for children diagnosed with any heart condition, and for families who have been told that their child needs a heart-related procedure such as heart surgery, cardiac catheterization or electrophysiology study.
Some children have already had heart surgery and are now experiencing new symptoms. In other cases, the family may want to know if their medication regimen is the best for them. We also see families who want to explore every option and seek the latest advancements in surgical and medical diagnosis and treatment for their child. These are all legitimate reasons to seek a second opinion.
Of course, your child must first see a pediatric cardiologist to receive an initial diagnosis. If your child doesn’t currently have a pediatric cardiologist, we can schedule an appointment for you with one of our top-rated heart specialists.
To make an appointment or for more information about The Heart Center’s Second Opinion Program, call 314.454.KIDS (5437) or 800.678.KIDS, press 2.