The right care. The right place. The right time.


Making impossible heart treatments – possible.

The Heart Center at Children's Health℠ credits its success to a close collaboration among world-renowned experts and pediatric cardiac specialists. Together, we’re working toward building one of the most data-informed, innovative, patient-centered and collaborative centers in the world.

We imagine a world in which no patient’s disease is too complex and every tool or technique is available close to home for Texans – and a place of healing worth traveling to for families across the United States and beyond.

As one of the busiest cardiac centers in the country, with more than 34,000 outpatient clinic encounters and 1,200 inpatient admissions in 2021 alone, our experience fuels our desire to improve every aspect of care – from transitioning families safely to home to the amount of radiation children are exposed to during diagnosis and treatment. We care for babies before they are born and shepherd them through to adulthood.

We’re redefining the boundaries of what was once thought impossible.

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The Heart Center timeline

The Heart Center
over the years.

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Standout statistics

Standing among the best in the nation
for pediatric heart surgery.

  • 347 heart transplants in program history
  • 500+ cardiothoracic surgeries annually
  • Only center in the Southwest with a Lymphatic Evaluation and Intervention program, and 1 of very few that also includes a Fontan-Single Ventricle program and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental program.
  • The central hub for PAC3 learning networks, changing how acute cardiology care is practiced around the world
  • 1 of 30 Centers of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA)
  • The only accredited Adult Congenital Heart Disease program in Central, North and West Texas and one of only 26 such centers in the U.S.

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Programs and services

Going above and beyond in our care.

The Heart Center at Children’s Health offers a comprehensive range of award-winning programs and services that combine advanced technology and innovative approaches at the hands of skilled and experienced physicians and care teams. From prenatal diagnoses to heart transplants to adult congenital care, we offer the full spectrum of cardiac care to meet families where they are with the right care at the right time.

Research, awards and innovation

Advancing the frontiers of what is possible.

The Heart Center has a decades-long history of innovation. This includes programs to transition traditional open-heart operations into minimally invasive, zero-radiation procedures. It is typified by our new centers of excellence to care for our most vulnerable patients. And it is exemplified by being on the cutting edge of acute care so that children can transition to home sooner.


Offering more locations in more places than ever before.

At Children’s Health, we’re broadening the geographic reach of our health system with 26 locations across Texas. Offering referring providers and patients better access to the care they need, when they need it most. Pregnant mothers with babies diagnosed in utero and children with urgent or emergent issues can access same-day appointments.

Our team

Bringing together excellent people in a remarkable place.

Led by some of our brightest minds in pediatric heart care, The Heart Center’s clinical team is made up of advanced practice practitioners, adult congenital cardiologists, anesthesiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, child life specialists, occupational therapists, neurodevelopmental psychologists, cardiac-specific nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers and others. We are experts at what we do, but as importantly, we are people who compassionately care for our patients and their families.

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Testimonials and patient journeys

Listening truly is the best medicine.

At The Heart Center, it’s all about the patients. We believe that involving families and referring providers in decisions and plans leads to better care – and even better outcomes. That’s why we encourage feedback and open communication. Learning what we are doing well and where we can improve forms the foundation of how we grow.

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