The following describes cardiovascular conditions and how we diagnose and treat children with cardiovascular conditions. For specific information regarding your child’s health and treatment options, please contact your child's Hurley physician or medical professional.
We are one of the region’s leaders in treating children's heart disease, heart-related conditions, and congenital (present at birth) heart problems
Hurley offers leading-edge technology for diagnosing pediatric heart conditions, and the latest in devices that help the heart function properly. Our pediatric and adult cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists and other medical professionals collaborate closely to coordinate care as young patients age and enter adulthood, especially concerning conditions that require lifelong treatment and follow-up.
The best care for your child
Our cardiology specialists have extensive experience working with young patients. As a result, we are very sensitive to the concerns of children and focus on creating a child-friendly environment and helping reduce any pain or anxiety they may have. Also, our cardiology specialists work closely with Hurley pediatricians to provide child and family-oriented care.
We provide the following pediatric cardiac surgeries:
- Aortic (AVR) valve replacement
- Aortic valvuloplasty
- Bioprosthesis valve replacement
- Mitral (MVR) valvuloplasty
- Pulmonic valvuloplasty
- RV to PA conduit valve insertion
- Tricuspid valve replacement
- Tricuspid valvuloplasty with or without ring
- Tricuspid vascular ring repair
- Truncus arteriosus repair with VSD closure
- VSD repair
Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of death in young athletes
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the single most common cause of death among U.S. athletes and nearly 4,000 of these deaths are among young people. One in 200,000 high school athletes will die suddenly, most without any prior symptoms. In addition, male athletes are 10 times more likely to die suddenly as a result of HCM.
FREE Teen Heart Screening Nov. 5, 2011 - 30 minutes that could save your teenager's life
Hurley Medical Center is offering a FREE Teen Health Check for local high school students, ages 13-18, on Saturday, November 5, 2011, from 9am-3pm inside Hurley’s School of Nursing, One Hurley Plaza in Flint. The only one of its kind in Genesee County, this special program offers an in-depth heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check and an ECG. Echocardiograms will also be provided, if needed. The screening looks for evidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a serious condition that can cause sudden cardiac death in young athletes as well as in students engaging in physical activity or exercise. Registration is required. Call Hurley (810) 262-9260 (option #1) to register.