Michael J. Angtuaco, M.D., FSCAI, FAAP, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Angtuaco received his undergraduate degree in pre-professional studies and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. He returned to Arkansas for medical school and received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2005. He then studied pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, completing his residency in 2008. He again returned home to Little Rock for his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, which he finished in 2011. He has also completed an advanced fellowship in interventional pediatric cardiology at the University of Colorado Denver and Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is board-certified in both pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.
Dr. Angtuaco specializes in interventional pediatric cardiology and has served as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory since 2014. He has helped introduce cutting-edge treatments to address the full spectrum of congenital heart defects, including transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation for adults with congenital heart disease and non-surgical interventions for premature babies with heart defects. He is also co-director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in cooperation with his colleagues in Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Angtuaco serves on the Medical Informatics Committee and the Radiation Safety Committee at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He has been faculty at the international Congenital and Structural Interventions congress held annually in Frankfurt, Germany. His primary research interest is evaluating outcomes following both surgical and transcatheter interventions for congenital heart disease.
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The extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the most advanced in the nation. The ECLS program incorporates cutting edge technology with the highest level of teamwork to provide life-saving support for the most critically ill children. At Arkansas Children's Hospital, ECLS includes the use of both ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and VAD (ventricular assist device) support.
The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides care to patients from throughout the region. Great efforts are made to assist in the transition of patients from Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Programs to ensure there is no lapse in care and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. The ACHD team is dedicated to offering up-to-date care based on the most recent guidelines for the management of this complex group of patients.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.
Button batteries are about the size of a nickel and are used in TV remotes, singing cards and toys. They are small, round and flat and look harmless – but they aren’t. This type of battery, if swallowed by a child can be very dangerous. About 3,000 kids swallow button batteries a year.
What to expect at Arkansas Children's Hospital Emergency Department
The Arkansas Children's Hospital Emergency Department is the 2019 recipient of the Drs. Joanna J. and Robert W. Seibert Award, given to a physician, clinical service, section or unit displaying outstanding teamwork.
Tummy troubles are common in kids. It's when other symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea happen that parents might get worried. Check out these quick tips for handling stomaches from our friends in the Emergency Department.
The ACNW ER is the first pediatric emergency room in Northwest Arkansas with 30 emergency exam rooms to take care of your child when life happens.