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PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

The NHRMC Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinics is located at:
510 Carolina Bay Drive • Suite 200 • Wilmington, NC, 28405 • Phone: 910-662-8888
Hours: Monday ­ Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m

To make an appointment with any of our subspecialists, please contact your primary care physician or
for more information, you may reach the Nunnelee Clinic at 910.667.6888
REFERRAL LINE: 910-662-8941

About Us
We are a referral-based clinic and work in collaboration with primary care physicians to improve continuity of care for our patients. We work primarily out of the Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Wilmington, North Carolina. Our team also sees patients at the following clinics:

Jacksonville Children's & Multispecialty Clinic
Lumberton Children's Clinic
Southeast Pediatrics in Whiteville

James Loehr, MD -Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology & Echocardiology Lab
Pediatric Cardiologist, James Loehr, MD joins Coastal Children’s Services from the University of North Carolina  at Chapel Hill, where he served as Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology,  Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Loehr was affiliated with Carolina Children’s Cardiology in Wilmington and served as Clinic Medical Director.

Dr. Loehr is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and completed his residency  in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as well as his Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology.

Throughout Dr. Loehr’s accomplished career, he has served in many capacities including hospital medical staff, consulting staff, instructor, assistant professor, lecturer, manuscript reviewer and research assistant. Professional society memberships include: the American College of Cardiology, the South Atlantic Electrophysiology Society, the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

His clinical research interests include: exercise and spirometry-induced ventricular ectopy, metabolic cardiomyopathy and myopathy, etiology and epidemiology of congenital heart disease and cardiovascular effects of mucoplolysaccharidoses. Other areas of interest include development of myocardial fatty acid oxidation, mitochondrial defects in humans and measurement  of cardiac output in neonates using Doppler catheters. He has been published extensively over the last 20 years.

 

Conditions We Treat

  • Arrhythmia – Irregular heart rhythm
  • Cardiomyopathy – Enlarged or thickened heart muscle tissue
  • Congenital heart disease – An abnormality of the heart or blood vessels present at birth, including:
    • Anomalous coronary artery
    • Aortic stenosis (AS)
    • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
    • Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD)
    • Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV)
    • Coarctation of the aorta (COA)
    • Double outlet right ventricle (DORV)
    • Ebstein's anomaly
    • Fetal cardiac evaluation
    • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
    • Interrupted aortic arch (IAA)
    • Mitral valve prolapse (MVP)
    • Mitral valve insufficiency
    • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR)/ Scimitar syndrome
    • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
    • Pulmonary stenosis (PS)
    • Pulmonary atresia (PA/VSD) with ventricular septal defect
    • Pulmonary atresia (PA/IVS) with intact ventricular septum
    • Single ventricle (functionally univentricular heart)
    • Tetralogy of fallot (TOF)
    • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)
    • Transposition of the great arteries (TGA)
    • Tricuspid atresia
    • Truncus arteriosus
    • Vascular rings
    • Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease – Cares for adults born with congenital heart disease
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Viral infections
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Connective tissue disorders – Marfan syndrome, MASS syndrome, Loewys-Dietz syndrome, and Ehlers Danlos syndrome
  • Cardiac abnormalities related to Turner syndrome
  • Cardiac abnormalities related to chemotherapy and radiation
  • Chest pain
  • Syncope/passing out
  • Shortness of breath with exercise
  • Prenatal consultations for known or suspected congenital heart disease
  • Heart disease diagnosis and management
  • Cardiac imaging
    • Echocardiogram – Creates a detailed image of the beating heart using noninvasive ultrasound imaging; can pinpoint structural defects or abnormalities in the way blood flows
      • Fetal echocardiogram – Evaluates a baby’s heart before birth
      • Transthorasic echocadiogram - imaging the heart from outside the chest
    • Electrocardiogram – Analyzes the electrical activity of the heart
    • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – Allows for more detailed visualization and quantitative analysis of the four chambers of the heart from every point of view without any exposure to radiation
    • Cardiac computed tomography (CT) – Creates a 3D picture of the heart using multiple X-ray images
    • Angiography – Dye injected into a vessel of the body during cardiac catheterization and displayed using X-ray
    • Holter monitoring – Examines the heart rhythm during daily activities of living
  • Sports participation evaluations – Assesses your child’s ability to safely participate in sports.
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing – Complex test performed on a treadmill or bicycle to measure health of heart, lungs, and muscle, as well as screen for arrhythmias or lack of oxygen to heart muscle
  • Preventative heart disease – Evaluation and treatment for high blood pressure and high cholesterol
 

 

 

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