For a child with a breathing disorder, the simple act of taking a breath can feel overwhelming. Children’s cares for children of all ages with respiratory problems, such as:
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Persistent cough
- Cystic fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
The Children's Pulmonology programs include a multidisciplinary team of pulmonologists, nutritionists, respiratory care therapists and pharmacists. Our services include:
Asthma is the top chronic illness facing children in the United States, and the number one reason for admission to Children’s. We provide comprehensive asthma care and offer asthma education to train school personnel, clinical staff and families about disease management, physical activity and air quality.
Cystic Fibrosis Program
The Children's Cystic Fibrosis Center provides comprehensive care for children with cystic fibrosis and their families.
Children’s assists with the evaluation of respiratory disorders, bedtime struggles and night waking, sleep walking and night terrors, narcolepsy, delayed sleep phase syndrome and periodic movement disorders during sleep.
The Children's Apnea Center is a medically directed program for infants with apnea and bradycardia (low heart rate).
Respiratory and Tech-dependent Care
Children suffering from severe and complex respiratory disorders find care at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Technology Dependent/Pulmonary Clinic.