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Heart Failure Program

Heart Failure Program

As the only pediatric transplant and ventricular assist device (VAD) program in North Texas, our experienced team is turning heart failure into heart function

The Heart Failure Clinic at Children’s Health℠ delivers a full range of care for children facing heart problems that aren’t being addressed with typical treatments. Our team of internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists and support teams will work directly with your family to create the best treatment plan for your child. We’re here to guide you through every stage of care — from close monitoring of your child’s heart condition to ventricular assist devices (VADs) and heart transplants to recovery. Our caring team of specialists is committed to providing high-quality care to help your child leave the hospital both happy and healthy

Treatments and Services

  • Biventricular pacing
  • Genetic testing
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement
  • IVIG
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Right ventricular to pulmonary artery conduit
  • Septal myectomy
  • Transannular patch

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Compassionate care for every child


The Heart Failure Clinic is advancing the standard of care and restoring heart function for patients with heart failure. Since 1988, we have partnered with families, researchers and experts in the field to deliver the best possible care to every child we see.

Expert, proven care for heart transplants

Our heart transplant center is one of the largest  in the country and we’ve successfully treated more than 250 children, giving them new, healthy hearts. We understand that a heart transplant may seem like an overwhelming option, which is why we support your family before, during and after surgery so you know what to expect.

Advanced treatment for individualized care

Our caring team is dedicated to helping your child live a happy, productive life. We offer the latest medical treatments to help avoid transplants and provide support for you and your family when your child is facing heart failure. Our services include: 

They not only took care of our daughter, they took care of us as a family.
Jamie, Patient parent
  • Cutting-edge therapies, including biventricular pacing that helps a child’s heart beat in a more balanced way.
  • Mechanical pumps or ventricular assist devices (VADs) to help your child’s heart recover or stay healthy before surgery. As the only pediatric VAD program  in North Texas, we offer a comprehensive range of mechanical devices. 

Meet the Care Team

Our team of Pediatric Cardiologists, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Intensivists, and Anesthesiologists work together to offer a specialized program for your child.