Most initial visits take about an hour. In this time, we will measure your child’s blood pressure, heart rate, height and weight, and review the information you and your doctor have provided. Your cardiologist will talk with you and your child about the history or events that prompted your doctor to ask for a heart consultation.
After a complete cardiac history, the doctors and their associates will listen to your child’s heart and assess the cardiovascular status. At that time, they may perform one of several tests to confirm your child’s cardiac diagnosis. None of these tests should bother you or your child. Let your child know this and emphasize that the visit should be fun.