Nearly one out of every 100 babies born is born with a heart defect. Congenital heart defects can be diagnosed prior to birth and at birth. In some cases the heart defect can go undetected until the child reaches youth or adulthood. Acquired heart defects such as cardiomyopathy and kawasaki disease are conditions that develop during childhood.
Pediatric cardiovascular services are provided through the coordinated resources of Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento and the Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute. Patients and families not only receive excellent pediatric cardiovascular care, but also access to advanced technology and comprehensive services. We are a regional referral center for pediatric cardiovascular patients throughout Northern California for diagnoses ranging from abnormal heart rhythms to congenital heart disease (see Pediatric Heart Conditions for a full list of conditions we treat).