Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital has three dedicated pediatric cardiologists on staff. Our specialists are trained in cardiology and have developed their expertise in treating child heart problems. We will work together with referring doctors to find a diagnosis and treatment plan to make your child healthy again.


Pediatric heart-related problems include heart murmurs, abnormal heart rhythm, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, fainting spells, and congenital heart disease. If you feel that your child might be experiencing one of these conditions, consult your doctor. You may be referred to us for some cardiac function testing. Once your child has been thoroughly evaluated and monitored, a course of treatment will be recommended which may include heart medication or in more severe cases, a scheduled surgical procedure.


In an effort to prevent heart disease, Our Lady of the Lake is partnering with the American Heart Association to bring the "My Heart, My Life" program to our patients, guests, team members, and the community. The initiative includes onsite walking paths, teaching gardens, a heart walk, and other healthy tools that will be implemented during the first year of the program.


Pediatric Cardiology Specialists:

Michael Brumund, MD


Michael Crapanzano, MD


Wes Davis, MD


R. Lester Hixon, MD


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