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Referring Physicians and Telecardiology

The Congenital Heart Center at Kosair Children's Hospital cares for patients throughout the region. Our telecardiology program and direct referrals offer patients state-of-the art diagnosis and treatment options close to home.

For questions regarding patient referral, call (502) 629-1234 and ask to speak with a pediatric cardiology referral specialist.

Telecardiology Program

With cell phones, computers and other high-tech communication devices, families and friends can have heart-to-heart conversations at any time, no matter where they live. Similarly, physicians from across Kentucky and Southern Indiana have access to heart-related advice and diagnosis for their pediatric patients through the telemedicine program at Kosair Children's Hospital.

Physicians at other hospitals can perform echocardiograms for patients who may have suspected heart-related problems and transmit the images to pediatric specialists at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky., using high-speed phone lines.    

Kosair Children's Hospital was the first hospital in the U.S. to establish a telemedicine program for pediatric cardiology. In addition to Norton Suburban Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital, telemedicine sites include, in Kentucky, Regional Medical Center in Madisonville; Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville; Owensboro Mercy Health System in Owensboro; The Medical Center in Bowling Green; Western Baptist Hospital and Lourdes Hospital in Paducah; Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown; T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow; and King's Daughters' Hospital and Health Services in Madison, Ind.

The Norwood Team

Physicians and Health Care Professionals

At Kosair Children's Hospital, a dedicated multidisiplinary team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals provide specialized care for patients who undergo the complicated Norwood procedure. This team meets bimonthly to review the latest treatment strategies for possible implementation. The team also collaborates with other medical centers to provide the best possible care for Norwood procedure patients.

Norwood procedures include:

  • Hybrid procedures
  • Damus-Kaye-Stansel procedures
  • Comprehensive Stage II procedures