Pediatric Services and Procedures

As the leader of heart care in the Inland Empire, Loma Linda University International Heart Institute (LLUIHI) is nationally recognized for pioneering neonatal heart transplantation. Our multidisciplinary team of high-caliber pediatric cardiac specialists, surgeons, nurses and child life specialists combine their expertise and experience in providing infants, children and adolescents with compassionate care. We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart conditions, using the latest technologies and most effective procedures to deliver better outcomes.

General Pediatric Cardiology

  • Heart murmurs
  • Chest pain
  • Congenital heart defects
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol and lipid disorders
  • Fainting and syncope
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Connective tissue problems
  • High blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)


Interventional Cardiology

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Closure of congenital heart defects (ASD/PFO, PDA, VSD)
  • Dilation of stenotic (restrictive) valves and blood vessels
  • Stent angioplasty of narrowed arteries and veins
  • Catheter-based valve implantation
  • Hybrid procedures

Non-Invasive Cardiology

  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal 3D echocardiography
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Cardiac MRI/CT
  • Exercise testing/metabolic treadmill

Heart Failure/Transplant

  • Management and treatment of cardiomyopathy/heart failure
  • Prevention of rejection and use of cutting edge technologies to detect for harmful antibodies and detect for transplant coronary artery disease
  • Mechanical circulatory support care
  • United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) approved

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, surgeons, and nurse practitioners
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Transitional care from teenage to adulthood
  • Recognized by Adult Congenital Heart Association
  • Full time nurse practitioner