Tiny Hearts Deserve a Special Brand of Healthcare

As a parent, you want to protect your child’s heart in every way possible. You want only the best-trained and most compassionate doctors, surgeons and specialists available to care for your child. That’s why Florida Hospital for Children provides some of the finest pediatric heart care experts in the country. Led by world-renowned pediatric cardiovascular surgeon Constantine Mavroudis, MD, our cardiac team offers the most advanced tools and treatments available, specifically designed for a child’s unique physiology. 

We treat the full spectrum of heart conditions, including arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart defects and vascular disease. And if you’re a mother-to-be, we specialize in detecting and diagnosing heart conditions during pregnancy so even our tiniest patients can receive world-class treatment right after, or even before, they’re born. 

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Our flagship hospital is the heart of a children’s network that includes primary care pediatricians, specialty clinics, emergency departments and Kids Urgent Cares. 

Across Central Florida, there are more than 300 dedicated pediatric beds, with 200 of them located at the tertiary children’s hospital in Orlando. Four dedicated ambulances and one helicopter provide emergency transfers and are staffed with a highly trained PICU and NICU transport team who supports regional hospitals within an 85-mile radius, including 13 adjacent Florida Hospital campuses. 

And no matter which one of our facilities you visit, you will receive the same special brand of care. We’re here to heal – mind, body and spirit. 

Our Convenient Network of Care

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Florida Hospital for Children is creating a new standard of care in pediatric cardiology.

If you’re worried about the health of your child’s heart, take comfort in knowing that you have one of the finest pediatric cardiac programs in the country available to you right here in Central Florida.

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Big Care for Tiny Hearts

At Florida Hospital for Children, our skilled and dedicated medical team successfully treats a wide range of conditions using the most advanced tools and the safest possible therapies.

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At Florida Hospital for Children, our highly skilled cardiologists, surgeons and specialists are dedicated to healing kids with heart issues and making their families whole. Just as important, though, we understand that the treatment can sometimes be overwhelming for patients, parents and siblings. That’s why we designed Florida Hospital for Children from the ground up to be a welcoming place for kids where we can take care of their emotional needs, as well as their medical needs.

When your child’s heart beats in an irregular pattern, this is known as an arrhythmia. Fortunately, arrhythmias are highly treatable through a procedure called percutaneous ablation. During this treatment, the tissues that are altering the electrical signals in the heart are cooled to permanently correct the timing of contractions. We’ve joined one of the nation’s leading pediatric congenital heart surgery programs – Johns Hopkins Children's Heart Surgery program – to help deliver world-class surgical care.

Arrhythmias

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Cardiomyopathy means “a disease of the heart muscle.” It is a rare condition that causes an overly enlarged and thickened heart. It has many different forms and requires a treatment plan that is customized specifically to your child’s needs. If your child’s condition requires surgery, rest assured that he or she will be in the hands of world-class surgeons.

Cardiomyopathy

One of every 125 babies born in the United States is born with a congenital heart defect. Our pediatric cardiology team includes world-renowned experts who are at the forefront of new techniques, technologies and treatments for even the most challenging heart defects.

Congenital Heart Defects

Nationally Recognized Expertise

For a second time, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has granted Florida Hospital for Children Magnet® recognition, which establishes the hospital as a national leader in nursing and patient care. Only 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals have received the recognition.

Magnet Recognition

At Florida Hospital for Children, we are widely known and have been recognized for our leadership in advanced treatments, breakthrough research and the compassionate care of children and their families. 

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If your child has symptoms of a heart condition or has been diagnosed with one, you might feel overwhelmed with questions and concerns. You are not alone. Our team of medical experts has created a guide to help answer some of the questions you may have, such as:

  • What are the symptoms of heart conditions?
  • How are heart conditions diagnosed?
  • Will heart surgery be necessary for my child?
  • Is pre-natal diagnosis safe?
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In valve disease, blood is either not able to flow forward because of a blocked valve, or leaks backward into the heart’s chambers because of a leaking or defective valve. These conditions can cause the heart to work harder, making it more difficult to pump blood to the body as the heart weakens.

Vascular Disease

Our highly advanced diagnostic tools use harmless sound waves to capture accurate images of your baby’s heart before delivery. This allows your doctor to help you make informed decisions about treatment. 

Fetal Cardiology

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We’ve joined Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery program one of the nation’s leading pediatric congenital heart surgery programs — to help deliver the very best in children’s
open heart surgery to Central Florida. This world-class program unites the strengths of pediatric cardiovascular surgeons at Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

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Four of the physicians on our cardiology team share their thoughts about the compassionate care they provide, and why it matters to them. “Some people have an affinity for children,” says Constantine Mavroudis, MD. “I guess I’m one of them.”

Meet Dylan Carter and his parents. Today, Dylan is a playful, healthy toddler who, as his dad puts it, “has no limitations and he proves that every day… doing all the things that normal boys do.” This is Dylan’s touching story, starting with a heart murmur his pediatrician detected and his parents’ first visit with Pediatric Cardiologist Gus Ramos, MD.

Florida Hospital for Children has joined Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery program – one of the nation’s leading pediatric congenital heart surgery programs – to help deliver the very best in children’s open heart surgery to Central Florida.

Joining Forces with Johns Hopkins