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What to Expect

Heart Center Clinic


Seattle Children's Heart Center Clinic

You most likely have many questions about Children's and how to prepare your child for their clinic visit. Get more information about your child's clinic visit, including:

  • Important things to do before the appointment
  • Tips on helping your child feel safer about the upcoming visit
  • Paperwork to remember the day of the appointment
  • Suggested questions to ask your child's doctor
  • How to prepare for care at home

Where should we go?

Use the Ocean entrances and take an Ocean elevator to level 6. You'll register for your visit at the reception center.

What happens during our first visit?

After you check in, you will need to fill out a medical history form. Interpreters assist you with this, if needed. Your child will receive an armband for identification and safety.

Next, you will go into an exam room where a nurse or medical assistant (MA) will take your child's height and weight and a brief health history.

Then, you will meet with one of our cardiologists (heart specialists) for a complete evaluation. You will spend 15 to 30 minutes with your cardiologist, who will review your child's and family's health history.

As part of the cardiology evaluation, your child may need to have an electrocardiogram (ECG) or an echocardiogram.

What happens after the appointment?

Please stop at the reception center to schedule further tests or appointments.

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