Sylvia Santos-Ocampo Angtuaco, M.D., is a Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH).
Dr. Angtuaco, a native of Manila, Philippines, received her BS in Biology, summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines. She obtained her Medical Doctorate at Brown University Program in Medicine in Rhode Island. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital. She then trained as a Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis Children's Hospital and as a Senior Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology at The Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Angtuaco has been a member of the Heart Center Team at UAMS/ACH since 1996. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics, its Sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. She is bilingual in English and Filipino/Tagalog. Her clinical interest is in echocardiography, especially 3-D, and is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography.
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The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides assists in the transition of patients from pediatric CHD programs to ensure there is no lapse in care.
Every day at Arkansas Children's Heart Institute, we strive for excellence, and our outcomes prove it. Under the direction of nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Brian Reemtsen, the Heart Institute achieved a remarkable 100% surgical survival rate last year, including transplants.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.