Pediatric Cardiology

Our Team:

Joseph Mahgerefteh, MD

Steven Petrella, Echo Technician | Debra Best, ECG Technician | Susan Voltaire, Administrative Assistant

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology offers pediatric inpatient and outpatient services. We diagnose and provide treatment for a wide range of pediatric cardiac conditions such as:

Congenital heart diseasesHypertension
Heart murmursEndocarditis & Pericarditis
Rheumatic feverKawasaki disease
Chest painMarfan syndrome ​

A typical visit begins with the assessment of vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, height and weight, followed an electrocardiogram. You then will meet with the pediatric cardiologist who will take a thorough medical history, as well as cardiac and non-cardiac family history. Based on this evaluation and physical examination, if further testing is needed (such as an echocardiogram, Holter monitor, or exercise stress testing) it can be performed on the same day as your visit.

Services offered: 

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Transthoracic echocardiography
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Holter monitoring
  • Event recording/monitors
  • Non-invasive stress testing.


  • Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center:
  • Brookdale Family Care Center-New Lots: