Cardiac outpatient services are provided at Rady Children's and our satellite locations.
More than 10,000 patient visits occur in these clinics each year. Infants, children, teenagers and young adults are seen for a variety of problems. The most common reasons for new referrals to one of our cardiologists are heart murmurs, chest pain and fainting.
In addition to the general cardiology clinics, there is a weekly clinic for patients with Kawasaki disease, directed by Jane Burns, M.D., and a clinic for heart failure and transplant patients, directed by Juan Alejos, M.D. Each of our cardiologists with subspecialties in particular areas, such as catheterization procedures and heart rhythm disorders/pacemakers, has weekly clinics as well.
At a typical clinic visit for first-time patients, families should expect to stay for one to two hours. This includes time for diagnostic tests, such as chest X-rays and electrocardiograms that are routine for first-time patients, as well as a nursing assessment and the appointment with the physician.
Satellite clinics are located in Encinitas, Escondido, El Centro, Murietta and Oceanside, and can be accessed by both new and established patients. (Click here for maps and directions.)
- Division of Cardiology
8001 Frost Street, Entrance 9
San Diego, CA 92123
- Phone: 858-966-5855
- Click here for all locations.