Pediatric Cardiology

Depend on the pediatric heart specialists at Essentia Health for comprehensive cardiac care. Our pediatric cardiologists are located in Duluth and Brainerd, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota.

What's a Pediatric Cardiologist?

A pediatric cardiologist is a pediatrician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating children's cardiac problems. Evaluation and treatment may begin with the fetus since heart problems can now be detected before birth.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Symptoms of Heart Problems

If your child has signs or symptoms of a heart condition, the pediatric cardiologists at Essentia can provide specialized testing and care. Symptoms of a heart condition in babies, children, or teenagers may include: 

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Passing out
  • Poor weight gain or growth
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness

Diagnostic Testing

Your child may need diagnostic tests, such as an:

  • Echocardiogram, also called a heart ultrasound
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Exercise stress test

Congenital Heart Defects

During pregnancy, your OB-GYN may refer you to a pediatric cardiologist to screen your unborn baby for congenital heart defects (CHD). More Information

Feel confident the health care professionals at Essentia will provide support during your delivery and specialized care for your baby’s heart health.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your child's primary care provider for this service.