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

Dr. Hanna Khouri, who practices in Bloomfield Hills, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Dearborn, MI, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khouri include newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and fetal echocardiography. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Khouri trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Khouri speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Garden City Hospital, 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
 

Dr. Nestor Truccone's specialty is pediatric cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart problems and newborn care. Dr. Truccone accepts Prudential (PruCare), Cofinity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and more. He attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Botsford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Newborn Care

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal is a pediatric cardiologist in Detroit, MI and Flint, MI. Dr. Aggarwal attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Lok Nayak Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Hurley Medical Center, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Rossitza Prokopieva Pironkova, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 205
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Rossitza Pironkova is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Pironkova (or staff) speaks Spanish and Bulgarian. Dr. Pironkova is professionally affiliated with 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
 

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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.