When a child has a serious heart dysfunction and no other lifesaving therapies are available, a heart transplant may be the only option. A heart transplant is an operation in which a diseased heart is replaced with a healthy heart received from a donor.
Treatments in Cardiology
The ventricular assist device sustains the patient's life while awaiting heart transplant.
In the fetal neonatology program at Children’s Health, a highly complex treatment is performed by specially trained staff to help improve outcomes for critically ill newborns and infants.