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Children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex conditions can experience cardiac (heart) issues related to their primary conditions. At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, cardiology care is part of a broad range of specialty services we offer to our patients.
Our cardiologists are experts at working with people who have physical disabilities as well as cognitive (thinking and learning), behavioral and communication challenges. We also understand how complex conditions, such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, affect the heart.
Why Choose Gillette?
- We offer cardiology care from experts who understand the unique cardiac needs of children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex medical issues.
- Our team of experts collaborates to provide custom treatment plans.
- We provide care that can minimize the long-term secondary effects of childhood-onset conditions.
Our facilities and technology are designed specifically for your needs.
Gillette’s primary pediatric cardiologist has extensive experience working with children and teens who have disabilities and complex conditions. In addition, all of Gillette’s specialists collaborate to provide comprehensive care for every patient.
To search for additional providers, visit Our Care Team.
Conditions We Treat
Many Gillette patients have conditions that benefit from cardiac evaluations and care. For example, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy and various genetic conditions can result in secondary cardiac issues.
The heart-related issues we treat most often include:
- Cardiac insufficiency
- Congestive heart failure
- Enlarged atria and ventricles
- Irregular heartbeat
For more information about the complex conditions we treat at Gillette, search Conditions and Care.
Treatments We Offer
As experts in meeting the unique needs of children, teens and adults who have disabilities, our cardiologists can recommend treatments that improve function or slow deterioration of the heart. For example, we might prescribe medications, provide nutrition counseling, or recommend an exercise program to prevent or alleviate heart complications associated with various conditions.
For more information about the tests and treatments we offer at Gillette, search Conditions and Care.