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Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Heart Center

U.S. News and World Report award for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Leaders in pediatric cardiac care, we’re committed to achieving the best possible outcome for every child’s heart

The Heart Center at Children’s Health provides expert diagnosis and effective treatment for the full spectrum of pediatric heart conditions. From cardiac anomalies and fetal diagnosis to life-saving surgical or catheterization intervention, our team of pediatric cardiologists and subspecialists are pioneering the latest innovations in pediatric cardiac care.

Conditions We Treat

  • Anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, partial or total
  • Aorto-left ventricular fistulae
  • Bicuspid aortic valve-associated aortopathy
  • Cardiac Tumors
  • Conduits, valved or nonvalved
  • Congenital contractual arachnodactyly (Beals-Hecht syndrome)
  • Cyanotic congenital heart (all forms)
  • Double-outlet ventricle
  • Duchenne and Becker dystrophinopathy
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Familial thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Infundibular right ventricular outflow obstruction of significance
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Myocarditis
  • MASS phenotype
  • Mitral Atresia
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary vascular obstructive diseases
  • Single Ventricle (also called double inlet or outlet, common or primitive
  • Sinus of Valsalva fistula/aneurysm
  • Sinus venosus atrial septal defect
  • Subvalvar or supravalvar aortic stenosis (except HOCM)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm and patent ductus arteriosus

We treat all pediatric congenital and acquired heart conditions, but these are among the most common we treat.

Treatments and Services

  • Adult congenital heart surgery
  • Amplatzer
  • Amplatzer duct occluder
  • Arch advancement
  • Arterial switch
  • Atrial switch
  • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty
  • Biventricular pacing
  • BT shunt
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiac MRI for diagnosis
  • Cardiac MRI stress test
  • Close monitoring
  • Coarctectomy
  • COAST covered stent
  • Complete atrioventricular canal
  • Complete intracardiac repair
  • Cone procedure
  • Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
  • Coronary artery anomalies
  • Defect closure
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fontan
  • Fontan revision
  • Genetic testing
  • Glenn
  • Helex device closure
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • IVIG
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
  • Norwood approach
  • Partial anomalous pulmonary veins
  • Patch closure
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) stent
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardial stripping
  • Pericardial window
  • Pulmonary artery band
  • Pulmonary valve repair / replacement
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Repair of coarctation of the aorta
  • Repair of septal defects
  • Right ventricular to pulmonary artery conduit
  • Ross procedure
  • RV-PA conduit
  • Sano approach
  • Septal myectomy
  • Staged reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical excision
  • Total artificial heart
  • Tracheal or bronchial anomalies
  • Transannular patch
  • Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation 
  • Truncus repair
  • Valve-sparing repair
  • Vascular rings and pulmonary arterial sling
  • VSD occluder device
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Designated as a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA)

Our Patient Outcomes Rank Among the Best in the World


Our legacy of excellence in pediatric cardiac care permeates all aspects of our heart program – with a shared commitment to making life better for children. Our patient outcomes rank among the top-rated programs in the world. Find out more in our 2017 Annual Outcomes Report, and read more about these innovative programs and procedures:

Comprehensive and Family-Centered Approach

From first-rate medical expertise to extensive dedicated support services, our multidisciplinary team of specialists works together to meet the full range of pediatric cardiac needs. Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac ICU physicians, cardiac anesthesiologists and specialized nurses collaborate to ensure families are in the best hands for their child’s cardiac care from prenatal diagnosis to adulthood. In addition, social workers, child life specialists, pastoral care, development specialists, learning specialists and a psychologist provide essential education and resources every step of the way.

The holistic care provided by Children’s Health has left a lasting impression on our lives.
Miguel, patient parent

Nationally Recognized Experts in Pediatric Cardiac Care

Ranked among the top pediatric cardiology and heart surgery programs in the country, we are dedicated to improving outcomes through innovation and research. With nearly 13,000 outpatient clinic encounters, almost 1,000 inpatient admissions and close to 600 cardiac surgeries every year, our renowned team of specialists are transforming what was once considered “impossible” to “possible” in pediatric cardiac care.

The Heart Center at Children’s Health offers:

  • One of the largest pediatric catheterization programs in the country, reducing many patients’ need for open-heart surgery
  • The only pediatric ventricular assist device program in North Texas, pioneering ways to make more advanced technologies available to small children.
  • An award-winning Safe at Home Program, empowering parents of children with complex heart conditions to care for their child at home between surgical procedures
  • The only Fetal Heart Program in the nation to receive a Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, working with expectant mothers from fetal diagnosis through delivery

Meet the Care Team