With Riverside Medical Clinic Pediatric Cardiology your child has access to the best cardiac care in the Inland Empire. If your pediatrician has a question about your child’s heart, s/he may refer you to our pediatric cardiologist. You may not know what to expect. Rest assured, your child is in good hands. We provide a wide range of services and the latest technology. Enabling us to treat heart defects and heart disease from infants to teens.
Below are some of the tests your doctor may order to help diagnose heart problems. They are all pain-free and allow your pediatrician to have a better look at the heart:
CHDs are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. Most causes are unknown. It’s also one of the most common birth defects – as common as autism. For a great resource and support community for CHD and any heart disease, please visit Little Mended Hearts.
The Riverside Medical Clinic Pediatric Cardiology department providers are pediatricians who have additional specialty training in the diseases of the heart and circulatory system of children. S/he can diagnose, treat and manage heart problems. Children have different kinds of heart problems than adults typically do. For example, heart attacks in children are very rare. Children are more likely to be diagnosed with a heart defect. While all of our pediatric physicians can provide quality care for children, Dr. Payal Patel is our expert pediatric cardiologist. She has extensive training in treating children with heart problems such as congenital heart defects, arrhythmias, chest pain, syncope and palpitations. Her expertise even includes fetal care to diagnose and help babies before they’re born.