Kentucky Children's Hospital opened its new Congenital Heart Clinic on Monday.
The clinic, part of the University of Kentucky medical complex, specializes in pediatric and adult congenital cardiology, cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular research for children and adults with congenital heart disease.
The clinic includes a diagnostic center offering arrhythmia testing and pediatric and fetal echocardiography to provide cardiac care in one location. Previously, patients were spread among five locations.
Dr. Mark Plunkett, chief at UK HealthCare and director of congenital heart surgery at Kentucky Children's Hospital, said the new clinic "will greatly facilitate our ability to offer these patients the best and most comprehensive care with both medical therapy and surgical repair of their heart defects."