About Us

Children’s Heart Center of El Paso has been serving the people of El Paso since 2007.  We offer a full range of services for patients before and after birth.  We see infants up to adults born with congenital heart disease. 
We can provide evaluations including electrocardiography, echocardiography, 24 hour Holter monitoring, and event monitoring.  Exercise stress testing can be obtained by working with our hospital partners.  Our physicians have been performing fetal echocardiograms for more than 30 years.  We also offer ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

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Our local clinicians are highly trained to meet the individual needs of our patients. Learn about their training, certifications, and other credentials by viewing their individual biographies.

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Dr. Plowden has been performing cardiac catheterization and cardiac interventional procedures in children and adults with congenital heart disease since completing his fellowship in 1990. He has been El Paso's only invasive cardiologist since he arrived in 1999, as these procedures were not previously offered in the area. A partial list of his procedure include closure of atrial septal defects (ASD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), balloon dilatation of aortic and pulmonary valves, balloon angioplasty of coarctation of the aorta and pulmonary arteries, closure of collateral vessels as well as patent foramen ovale (PFO) in adults with strokes. He utilizes intracardiac echo to help facilitate these procedures, another first for El Paso. Many of the adult cardiologists in El Paso refer their adult patients with congenital heart disease to Dr. Plowden.

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