Adult Congenital Cardiology

​Many children who were born with structural or congenital heart defects are now living into adulthood.  We recommend that these patients be seen by an adult congenital specialist (an adult cardiologist who specializes in congenital heart disease).  OHSU offers a quarterly outreach Adult Congenital Cardiology Clinic located at St. Charles Medical Center.  We are also happy to assist in the care of these patients if they are unable to be seen in the Adult Congenital Clinic. 



Preventive Cardiology

This is a special clinic for those who are at higher risk for development of early coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis, which leads to heart attacks).  Patients seen in this clinic meet with a cardiologist as well as a dietician.  Some of the diagnoses seen in this clinic include:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol 
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

General Pediatric Cardiology


Clinics

Electrophysiology Clinic

A pediatric electrophysiologist (a cardiologist who specializes in heart rhythm problems or electrical abnormalities in the heart) from Doernbecher Children's Hospital comes to the Children's Heart Center in Bend twice a year.


Fetal Cardiology

We perform fetal echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) ​for mothers who are at increased risk for having a baby with a heart abnormality.  Some common reasons to have a fetal echocardiogram are:

  • When there is a family history of structural heart disease
  • When the routine OB ultrasound is abnormal
  • Maternal illness such as diabetes
  • Certain medications taken by the mother
  • When there is a question of a genetic abnormality
  • When the baby's heart rate is too fast, slow, or irregular