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The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Adult Congenital Heart Defects

The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, serves the ever-growing population of adults with congenital heart disease. Some of these patients with congenital heart defects were treated as children at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, and continue in the care of the program for ongoing assessment and management. Others come to us as new patients or as adults with congenital heart defects seeking ongoing care.

Adult Congenital Heart Defects Specialists and Services

The Adult Congenital Heart Program includes a comprehensive team, including cardiologists, cardiac imaging experts, cardiac interventionists, cardiac electrophysiology specialists, cardiac intensivists and cardiac surgeons. Social Work and in-patient Psychologist assistance is provided for support, career counseling and potential medical coverage concerns.

Cardiac Imaging Services

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Computerized tomography
  • Diagnostic and interventional, therapeutic cardiac catheterizations for correction or palliation of lesions
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac rhythm disturbances
  • Pacemaker and Implanted Internal Defibrillator therapy


Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital
The Heart Program
Cardiology - - AMB Building 2nd Floor
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33155

Service Days

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday


To learn more about Adult Congenital Heart Disease visit:
  • — Website for adults with congenital heart disease association. Excellent resource for information, newsletter, maps to locate adult congenital programs throughout USA. Peer reviewed by physicians & nurses
  • — Website of the American Heart Association. Diagrams, English & Spanish. Information for children & adults with congenital heart disease.
  • — Web site for the Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery program. Our program statistics, links to other sites.
  • — Website by Dr. Candice Silversides, a Cardiologist with extensive information on pregnancy and heart disease.

Why Choose Nicklaus Children's Hospital?

Latest Heart Program News

Inoperable Baby from Minnesota Receives Heart-Saving Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

A four-month old baby is preparing to celebrate her first Christmas with her family after a life-saving heart surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, made possible with the aid of virtual-reality imaging.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital hosts "Evolution or Revolution? Disruptive Thinking and Innovation in Pediatric Heart Disease" Medical Conference

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's will host a Medical Conference on technology and innovation in the treatment of pediatric heart disease.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Acquires 3D Printer to Support Pediatric Surgical Planning and Research

The hospital’s use of 3D printing technology has proven to be instrumental in creating surgical solutions for children with complex congenital heart defects, who had been considered to be inoperable using conventional imaging techniques.

The Division of Spinal Surgery at Nickalaus Children's Hospital
Dr. John Rhodes, Medical Director of The Adult Congenital Heart Program, speaks about the latest techniques being used for patients with Congenital Heart Defects.
For more information about The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital or to make an appointment, please call (305) 662-8301.
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