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Children's Hospital Heart Center Continues to Expand Outreach Efforts to Increase Access to Quality Care for More Families
Date:2/14/2008

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Altoona/Dubois

Children's Heart Center outpatient specialty services also have been expanded to the backyards of residents in Altoona and Dubois. Dr. Funari is available at the Altoona location on a weekly basis at the Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital, 2500 Seventh Avenue, Altoona. Children's Heart Center services and experts also are available at the Dubois Regional Medical Center, at 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois.

About Children's Heart Center

Children's Heart Center staff provides comprehensive patient care for children who are born with, or who acquire, heart problems. Due to the critical and technically demanding requirements for diagnosis and treatment, children with heart disease require a highly skilled team of pediatric specialists. Because most heart problems affect only a few children, the high number of cases treated and the cumulative experience gained by the Heart Center staff enable Children's cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to achieve precise diagnoses and excellent outcomes.

"Parents are understandably concerned anytime their child is diagnosed by their primary doctor to have a cardiac symptom," says Vivek Allada, MD, who is director of clinical services at the Heart Center. "At Children's Hospital, one of my primary objectives is to ensure that the patients in our community and across the region have timely access to the expert cardiologists here in the Heart Center."

For a complete list of regional locations, please visit http://www.chp.edu/centers/03heart_locations.php. For more information about Children's, or the Heart Center, please visit http://www.chp.edu.


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SOURCE Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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