Practice Spotlight: Pediatric Cardiology Associates

Published on February 10, 2012

 UofL Pediatrics cares about your child’s heart health. Pediatric Cardiology Associates (PCA) has provided comprehensive cardiology treatment to neonates and children throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana for the past 49 years. PCA specializes in the diagnosis and management of all forms of congenital heart disease, as well as acquired heart problems in children.

“Pediatric Cardiology Associates is committed to providing superior cardiology services to all our patients, from prenatal days to the teen years. We are committed to delivering individualized, patient-centered care for arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, genetic abnormalities and heart failure, among many other conditions,” said Chris Johnsrude, M.D., ULP pediatric cardiologist and chief for the UofL Division of Pediatric Cardiology.

The practice’s 10 board-certified cardiologists offer state-of-the-art services in all areas of pediatric cardiology medicine. Services include: non-invasive electrocardiography; stress test exercising; 24-hour Holter and transtelephonic event monitoring; two- and three-dimensional echocardiography; up-to-date diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and therapeutic catheter-based treatments such as: balloon valvular angioplasty for obstructive lesions; pulmonary valve and artery stenosis; aortic valve stenosis; coarctation of the aorta; and closure of atrial defects and abnormal arterial vessels, including patent ductus arteriosus. In addition, PCA treats patients with many types of heart rhythm disorders, including those requiring electrophysiology studies, catheter ablations, pacemakers and defibrillators. To discover the full range of services provided by PCA, please visit www.pcaheart.org.

PCA holds general pediatric cardiology outpatient clinics daily in Louisville and at outreach sites throughout Kentucky four days a week. The practice also provides various subspecialty clinics in Louisville each month. The division’s preventive cardiology clinic includes medical care, nutritional counseling and supportive therapy geared toward the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

“We want to be a true partner in your child’s cardiovascular health,” Dr. Johnsrude said. “Rest assured that at Pediatric Cardiology Associates, cardiology means ‘caring.’”

The main office of Pediatric Cardiology Associates is located at 601 S. Floyd St., Suite 602. If you have a concern about your child’s heart health, or if you would like to refer patients to our nationally renowned cardiologists, please call 502-585-4802.