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Pediatric Cardiology Care

Arkansas Children's provides right-sized care for your child. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas Children's in seven specialties, including Cardiology.

Our pediatric heart specialists perform various diagnostic and interventional procedures in newly opened cardiac catheterization laboratories and hybrid operating rooms.

Possible Tests and Treatments

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Cardiac Catheterization in Children
  • Chest X-Ray 
  • CT (Computed Tomography) Scan
  • Echocardiography
  • EKG / ECG
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Children
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Ultrafast / Electron Beam CT Scan

How 3D Printed Hearts and Virtual Reality Help Plan Pediatric Cardiology Surgeries

Medical technology is advancing rapidly, giving cardiologists innovative ways to plan for surgeries. Pediatric Cardiologists at Arkansas Children's Hospital use 3D heart printers and virtual reality systems (EchoPixel) to help prepare for complex surgical cases involving newborn babies and older patients. This technology allows surgeons to see and hold a patient's heart before the procedure, as well as understand the arteries and heart chamber relationships.

Dr. Markus Renno explains, "The goal of an operation is to know exactly what you're going to do and finish it quickly and effectively." These medical advancements are creating positive heart surgery outcomes for patients and physicians.

Watch this video to see precisely how a 3D heart is printed from scan to 3d model and how virtual reality gives doctors a view of patients' hearts before they are in the operating room.

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