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The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital


Janiery“The nightmare began when my daughter was born May 16th, 2003 with a double outlet right ventricle with sub-pulmonary stenosis and transposition of the great vessel. Two weeks after my daughter’s birth we were brought to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, where we were total strangers and were terrified. Once Janiery arrived at Nicklaus Children's Hospital she was given 100% attention. We were introduced to a number of doctors who told us that our daughter needed surgery the next morning and that without it she wouldn’t make it. We decided that they were the doctors and they had to know what they were doing and we wanted to save our little girl. We were treated with kindness and respect and were allowed to stay with her overnight.

The next morning we were introduced to her surgeon Dr. Robert Hannan who reassured me… "Don’t worry I will treat her as if she were my own". These sincere words gave me great relief that my child was in good hands. During surgery we received several updates as to how she was doing. After almost four hours of surgery our baby girl was on her way to recovery. Despite some setbacks we had during the forty five days we were there, we left Nicklaus Children's Hospital with our daughter— Thanks to the cardiac team of doctors and the man with the hands of miracles Dr. Hannan. Today my baby is seven and has had all of her surgeries by Dr. Hannan. We love you guys and have not been there to visit but we have never forgotten all that has been done for our daughter and for us. Thanks a million and we hope to see everyone very soon.
Linda - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Recognition and Outcomes Tell the Story

The Heart Program provides care for more children with congenital heart disorders than any other hospital in Florida and has been ranked among the nation’s best for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S.News & World Report.

What’s more, The Heart Program has cardiovascular surgery outcomes that are among the very best in the nation, according to a U.S.News & World Report assessment conducted as part of the most recent ranking.

Nicklaus Children's Heart Program is a qualified participant in Aetna’s Institutes of Excellence™  network.

A Distinguished History of Saving Little Hearts

During the 1960s, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, became the first facility in Florida to perform pediatric open-heart surgery. Over the years, the hospital has continued to build on this tradition of leadership and excellence in pediatric cardiology.

In 1995, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, recruited top cardiac physicians and surgeons in pediatric cardiology to oversee new services that included Florida’s first dedicated Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, a state-of-the-art Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Program, and, later, a Clinical Research Program and Electrophysiology Program.

The Ultimate in High-Tech meets High-Touch

The Heart Program offers the most advanced diagnostic, surgical and interventional techniques and equipment for treatment and management of pediatric cardiovascular conditions. The pediatric cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories are the most technologically advanced in existence, allowing The Heart Program to offer children the latest innovations.

While in this high-tech arena, children and their families are at the center of a multidisciplinary medical effort. They are surrounded by a team of doctors, nurses and staff who know, through years of experience, just how to meet the special needs of the tiniest patients, as well as how to support families in managing the stress of having a child in a critical-care setting.

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