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    Congenital Heart Clinic

    Chief: Douglas Schneider, MD

    Medical Director, Congenital Heart Clinic

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Congenital Heart Clinic uses state-of-the-art technology and techniques to diagnose and evaluate a child’s heart condition and develop the most advanced treatment plan possible. The focus of the entire team of specialists is on healing the child’s heart.

    The Congenital Heart Clinic provides both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services for children with suspected or diagnosed congenital heart disease. The initial workup includes the evaluation of heart murmurs, chest pain, syncope and other symptoms that may be attributed to the cardiovascular system. Diagnosis and treatment of congenital malformations of the heart, defects acquired from rheumatic fever or infection, cardiac arrhythmias and acquired myocardial disease are emphasized. To meet the needs of the referring community, we have established pediatric cardiology outreach clinics throughout the region.

    For patient appointments: 859-323-6754    Fax: 859-323-3499

  • Specialties

    • Arrhythmia detection (holter, event recorders)
    • Cardiac catheterization and interventions
    • Congenital and acquired heart disease
    • Electrocardiography
    • Exercise stress testing
    • Fetal-perinatal cardiology
    • Invasive electrophysiological study and ablation of abnormal electrical pathways
    • Non-invasive procedures including echocardiography (transthoracic, transesophageal, fetal)
    • Pacemaker clinic
    • Rhythm disturbances
  • Pacemaker Clinic

    If a child has heart arrhythmia, their heart can have a fast, slow or irregular rhythm and each requires special treatment. At the Pacemaker Clinic, our team evaluates and treats each child’s arrhythmia with the most advanced medicine available, including electrophysiology.

  • Non-surgical treatments

    Whenever possible, we treat children without surgery. Thanks to dramatic advances in the treatment of heart disease and conditions, we are able to offer a wide range of non-surgical and/or minimally invasive options to patients.

    These options are:
    • Cardiac catheterization
    • Echocardiography
    • Electrophysiology (pacemakers)

  • Clinic location

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    Second Floor, Wing D
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0298

    Mailing address

    Department of Pediatrics     
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology   
    UK College of Medicine
    138 Leader Ave.
    Lexington KY 40506-9983

  • Outreach clinics

    UK HealthCare Gill Heart Institute Hazard
    243 Roy Campbell Drive, Suite A
    Hazard, KY 41701

    UK HealthCare–Georgetown
    Landmark Office Complex
    202 Bevins Lane
    Georgetown, KY 40324
    Directions »  

    UK HealthCare–Frankfort
    601 Chamberlin Avenue, Suite A
    Frankfort, KY 40604
    Directions » 

    Community Cardiology
    Baptist Health Medical Building C
    1760 Nicholasville Road, Suite 602
    Lexington, KY 40503

    Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center
    Medical Arts Building
    140 Newcomb Avenue 
    Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
    Directions » 

    St. Claire Regional Outpatient Center 
    1028 E. Main Street 
    Morehead, KY 40351
    Directions »