• Carolyn A. Altman, MD

    Altman Carrie

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Cardiology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Also sees patients at

    Pavilion for Women, Texas Children’s West Campus

    Contact Information

    6621 Fannin St.
    Suite W19345C
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
    Fax:  832-825-9052

    Associate Director, Non-Invasive Imaging & Fetal Cardiology - Texas Children's Hospital
    Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital
    Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1986


    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1987


    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1989


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, 1992

    From Dr. Altman

    Dr. Altman’s clinical practice reflects her focus on fetal cardiology, as well as her devotion to the care of hospitalized and outpatient infants and children with the whole spectrum of congenital heart disease and acquired disease, particularly Kawasaki Disease. Dr. Altman is also devoted to teaching pediatric cardiac auscultation to students of all levels, and is invested in the non-invasive imaging training for the pediatric cardiology fellows.

    Professional Organizations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American College of Cardiology
    • American Heart Association
    • American Society of Echocardiography
    • Society of Pediatric Echocardiography

    Selected Publications

    Altman CA. Congenital heart disease (CHD) in the newborn: Presentation and screening for critical CHD. Up to Date, Rose, BD (Ed), Up to Date, Wellesley, MA 2011.


    Petit CJ, Altman CA, Pignatelli RH. Transthoracic echocardiographic assistance for interatrial stenting in low birth-weight neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and intact atrial septum. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2010 Sept 1;76(3):425-30.


    Falkensammer CB, Ayres NA, Altman CA, Ge S, Bezold LI, Eidem BW, Kovalchin JP. Fetal cardiac malposition: incidence and outcome of associated cardiac and extracardiac malformations. American Journal of Perinatology 2008 May; 25(5) 277-81.


    Kuzin JK, Yborra JG, Taylor MD, Chang AC, Altman CA, Whitney GM, Mott AR. Family-member presence during interventions in the intensive care unit: perceptions of pediatric cardiac intensive care providers. Pediatrics 2007 Oct; 120(4):e895-901.


    Eidem BW, McMahon CJ, Ayres NA, Kovalchin JP, Denfield SJ, Altman CA, Bezold LI, Pignatelli RH. Impact of chronic left ventricular preload and afterload on Doppler tissue imaging velocities: a study in congenital heart disease. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2005 Aug; 18(8): 830-8.


    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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