We offer several types of clinic visits, depending on the special needs of the patient:

GENERAL CARDIOLOGY CLINIC

Most of our patients are seen in the general cardiology clinic.  We evaluate and treat a variety of heart-related issues in children.

Common problems we treat

TESTING

When you come to see the cardiologist, we make every effort to perform all needed testing at the time of your child's visit.  Click below to learn more about diagnostic testing.


Testing: the tools we use

PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY

This special clinic, staffed by both a cardiologist and a dietician, treats those who are at risk for development of early heart disease.  Some of the common issues seen in this clinic include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity.

FETAL CARDIOLOGY

We perform fetal echocardiograms (cardiac ultrasound) ​for mothers who are at increased risk for having a baby with a heart condition.  Some common reasons to have a fetal echocardiogram include a family history of heart defects, an abnormal OB ultrasound, maternal illness such as diabetes, a possible genetic abnormality in the baby, or a fetal heartbeat irregularity.

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ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY CLINIC

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

Read more about Dr. Balaji

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 cardiology 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.