About Us

Pediatrix Cardiology of Southern California strives to provide the best possible care for infants, children and adolescents with acquired or congenital heart disease (CHD) and adults with CHD.

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for patients and families. Our clinicians work in collaboration with surgical teams at children’s hospitals throughout Southern California and are happy to help arrange transport of critically-ill patients at any time. Patients in need of immediate care can be seen within one day.

To refer a patient or to reach our on-call physician, available 24 hours a day, for consultations, please call our main office at 714-547-0900.

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Meet Our Clinicians

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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Highly Trainied Adult Congenital Heart Care Specialists

We are proud to offer an adult congenital heart disease clinic, in conjunction with St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, with the only board certified adult congenital cardiologists in Orange County. We provide long-term follow-up care for adults with repaired and unrepaired CHD. Many of these patients have a complicated medical history along with many unique medical issues. This clinic is ideally suited to provide the ongoing care for these patients. A close working relationship with our adult cardiology colleagues ensures excellent continuity of care.

Invasive cardiac catheterization procedures for CHD patients have been highly successful. There are a growing number of adults who have had surgery or procedures for CHD. In addition, there are some adults with CHD who remain untreated. These patients need life-long follow-up care with cardiologists who specialize in the care of adults with CHD.

Two of our physicians, Dr. Farhouch Berdjis & Dr. James Chu, specialize in treating adults with CHD and are available for consultations.

Adult CHD Clinic Location:

Orange location at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange:
1010 West La Veta Suite # 326
Orange, CA 92868
Phone 714-547-0900
Fax 714-547-2080

Sports Clearances

A sports clearance is an in depth assessment of your child’s heart prior to participation in physical activity. The goal of a sports clearance is to prevent sudden death. Although sudden death is rare, sports clearances can help provide peace of mind especially when there has been a family history of heart disease or other potential symptoms.

Pediatrix Cardiology of Southern California offers 2 types of Sports Clearances:

  • Limited – which consists of a Limited Echo & an EKG for $250
  • Complete – which consists of a Complete Echo & an EKG for $500

The limited echo focuses on structural abnormalities generally associated with sudden death. This includes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, assessment of ventricular function and ruling out coronary defects. In addition to the structural abnormalities, the complete echo also includes a screening for congenital heart disease and other potential defects, such as holes in the heart.

Please read Dr. Chu’s article on Parenting OC sports issue.

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