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The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Heart Program

Giving Young Hearts
Another Chance to Beat

Congenital heart disorders occur in approximately eight out of every 1,000 newborns. These disorders can range from mild to severe, with two to three babies in 1,000 displaying signs of a heart defect requiring medical intervention.

The Heart Program – a world leader in pediatric cardiology and the care of children with congenital heart disorders – serves as a beacon to families confronting the reality of a child or newborn with a heart defect.

The Heart Program offers the most innovative, least invasive approaches in pediatric cardiology to the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here by the program’s own internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.



Outpatient Services

Each year, over 5,000 children are evaluated in the cardiology outpatient services department. There they are diagnosed and treated as outpatients when possible and referred for inpatient testing as indicated. Diagnostic tests include full non-invasive diagnostic studies, including electrocardiography, doppler-flow, echocardiography, stress testing, holter and event recorder monitoring, and fetal and transesophageal echocardiography. Outpatient cardiology procedures may include catheterizations or minor surgical procedures. All of these cardiology outpatient services are provided with expertise at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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.

In Depth Tour of The Heart Program
Take an in-depth tour and meet the team members that make up the Nicklaus Children's Heart Program.
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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