Preventive Cardiology

The most effective way to prevent heart problems for your child is to ensure a healthy lifestyle. Prevention is the key word. Many times we are able to prevent gaining too much weight, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Unfortunately, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol may run in the family.

Over one-third of children and adolescents are overweight. Many of them will end up with problems of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high bad cholesterol, and low good cholesterol.

At Children's Heart Specialists, PSC, we deal with many children and adolescents with these types of problems. For a thorough evaluation of the patient, we will engage with the patient and the family as a team with healthy goals to deal with the specific problem. Some of our patients may need medical treatment for short or longer periods of time. We will help your child maintain a healthy heart through education and by recommending certain lifestyle changes.

Remember that eating a well-balanced diet, staying physically active, and avoiding too much television and video games are all important to a healthy heart.

Our Mission

Children's Heart Specialists, PSC is committed to provide comprehensive pediatric cardiac services to infants, children and young adults. We strive to insure the highest quality in non-invasive cardiovascular testing. Our medical staff is committed to being board certified in pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care with compassion and respect to our patients and their families.

Accredited in Echocardiography


We do not give any medical advice or recommendations about you or your child's health in this website. The medical information that appears on this website is to be used as a general guide about heart defects and symptoms. Medical advice is discussed at the time of your consultation with Dr. Villafañe.