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Dr. Hanna Michel (MD) Khouri MD, El
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 205
Dearborn, MI
(313) 271-3566

Dr. Hanna Khouri is a pediatric cardiologist in Bloomfield Hills, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Dearborn, MI. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan for his residency. Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and fetal echocardiography. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khouri speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Doctors' Hospital of Michigan, McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Dr. Nestor J Truccone MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 205
Dearborn, MI
(313) 271-3566; (313) 271-0513

Dr. Nestor Truccone, who practices in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Truccone include heart problems and newborn care. Prudential (PruCare), Cofinity, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Truccone honors. Dr. Truccone graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Truccone (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Doctors' Hospital of Michigan, McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Clinical interests: Baby Care, Cardiology, Cardiology - Pediatric, Child Care, Heart - Pediatric, Kids, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Sanjeev Aggarwal MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
(313) 916-9106; (313) 966-5051

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal is a pediatric cardiology specialist. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, Dr. Aggarwal performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Lok Nayak Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Aggarwal's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Rossitza Prokopieva Pironkova MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology (Heart Rhythm)
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 205
Dearborn, MI
(313) 271-3566

Dr. Rossitza Pironkova is a pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Pironkova attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for residency. Dr. Pironkova (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Bulgarian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
(313) 916-9106

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.
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