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Education & Counseling
The process of educating and counseling our patients, their parents and caregivers mirrors our mission, “Maintain our commitment to provide the highest quality of cardiac care to the children of Central Florida by:

  • Providing state of the art medical care to our patients with congenital heart disease, whether they are unborn babies, infants, children or teens.
  • Educating and counseling our patients and families regarding their medical and emotional needs in a warm and compassionate way.
  • Developing and maintaining a strong relationship with the physicians in the community and participating in activities that promote the health and well being of the children of Central Florida.

The cardiologists and medical team at each of the five Central Florida Pediatric Cardiology Consultants locations truly understand when there is a problem such as a cardiac defect or an abnormal heart rhythm, parents need education and counseling as a complement to their diagnosis and treatment options.

The medical team at Pediatric Cardiology Consultants is first consulted to evaluate the suspected cardiac anomaly more in depth. Once the findings lead to a proper diagnosis, the compassionate team provides education regarding the test results, coupled with appropriate counseling and planning for the future.

Parents will be provided the following:

  • Fetal cardiac diagnosis
  • Cardiac diagnosis
  • Possible surgical options
  • Possible medical (non-surgical) options
  • Therapies available
  • Birth plan guidance (when necessary)
  • Treatment plan
  • Comprehensive educational materials
  • Counseling to ease fears, listen and guide
  • Collaborative approach between medical team (obstetrician, primatologist, pediatrician and cardiologist)
  • Follow up care

Whether the cardiac abnormality is congenital or acquired, our pediatric cardiologists have a keen understanding of how the heart is formed, the functions of the heart, how abnormalities develop and how best to treat them. Hand in hand with the treatment options are education and counseling. Remember that old adage, “Knowing is half the battle”? Well, it really can be taken to heart when matters of your child’s heart are in questions. Answers are paramount to making properly informed decisions.

To learn more about the education and counseling services available at the five Central Florida locations of Pediatric Cardiology Consultants, call 407.303.2001.