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 extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the most advanced in the nation. The ECLS program incorporates cutting edge technology with the highest level of teamwork to provide life-saving support for the most critically ill children. At Arkansas Children's Hospital, ECLS includes the use of both ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and VAD (ventricular assist device) support.
The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides care to patients from throughout the region. Great efforts are made to assist in the transition of patients from Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Programs to ensure there is no lapse in care and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. The ACHD team is dedicated to offering up-to-date care based on the most recent guidelines for the management of this complex group of patients.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.