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Pediatric Cardiology

The pediatric cardiology specialists at St. Luke’s Children’s can support your child’s heart health with expertise covering a wide range of conditions including congenital heart defects and disease, murmurs, arrhythmias, acquired heart disease, extreme drops in blood pressure, and fast heart rate (tachycardia). We also evaluate fetal echocardiograms for any abnormalities suspected or identified during pregnancy. And if your child requires heart surgery out of state, we will coordinate their care.

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Providers

  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Biography

    Robert Adams, MD specializes in caring for children with a wide range of congenital and acquired heart diseases. His particular interest lies in echocardiography, including fetal, transthoracic, and transesophageal.

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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Pediatric Cardiology

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    Melissa Agoudemos, MD, PhD has special interest in pediatric cardiovascular imaging with a focus on fetal echocardiograms. She is passionate about working closely with families to develop understanding regarding the diagnosis and management of their children's cardiovascular disorders.

    While earning her medical degree, Melissa investigated the body's abilities to grow new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and the effects of maternal disease on the cardiovascular health of children.

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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Pediatric Cardiology

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    Diana C. Alexander, MD, MPH specializes in care of children with acquired and congenital heart disease. She enjoys caring for pediatric patients of all ages and supporting patients and their families in understanding and managing their heart health.

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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Biography

    Chris Anderson, MD, FAAP, FACC is a visiting specialist from Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease in Spokane, Washington.

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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Biography

    Gordon Mack, MD cares for children with a wide range of congenital and acquired heart diseases. His particular interests lie in echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and pediatric thrombosis. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He trained in pediatric cardiac catheterization and pediatric clots in Edmonton.

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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Biography

    Elizabeth “Tess” Vickers Saarel, MD, FAAP, FACC, FHRS has special expertise in heart rhythm disorders, sports cardiology, and syncope. She treats patients of all ages, including newborns, children, teens, adults, and pregnant women. Her goal is to improve the quality and longevity of life for adults and children born with heart problems.

    Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Dr. Saarel practiced cardiology at the University of Michigan, the University of Utah, Primary Children’s Medical Center, and the Cleveland Clinic. She is a professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at CWRU. Her academic research is in the prevention of sudden cardiac death in youth, the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders in children and adults with congenital heart disease, sports cardiology, and quality improvement.

    Dr. Saarel now serves on the executive committees for the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society, the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young Task Force, and the ACC National Cardiac Data IMPACT Registry. She also holds leadership positions at the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and the Pediatric Heart Network. Past activities have included leadership in the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. 


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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Pediatric Cardiology

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Articles & Resources

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  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Ranked in Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals

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    Nampa Girl to be Named Idaho Champion for Children's Miracle Network

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    Nampa Girl is Idaho's 2011 Children's Miracle Network Champion Child

Courageous Hearts of Idaho

Join our Support Group

Courageous Hearts of Idaho is the only pediatric heart disease support group in Idaho. We’re open to parents of children with heart disease, adults with congenital heart disease, extended families, caregivers, nurses—anyone who loves someone with a courageous heart.