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The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

The Heart Program brings together a select group of world-renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, dedicated nurses, intensivists and anesthesiologists whose teamwork has contributed to the development of many new treatments and techniques in pediatric cardiac surgery, including minimally invasive management of pediatric congenital heart disease. The team’s dedication, cooperation and innovation have led to the program achieving outstanding outcomes.

The program is recognized for caring for patients with some of the most complex heart defects, and developing innovative practices in cardiovascular surgery to address these needs. Some of the program’s greatest successes are children who could not be helped at other facilities.

Cardiovascular Pediatric Surgery Procedures

  • Complex neonatal congenital heart surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery 
  • Cardiopulmonary support/ventricular assist/ ECMO
  • Autologous or directed blood donation, offered upon request for surgical procedures requiring blood transfusion 

Highly specialized post-operative and follow-up care is uniquely enhanced through use of an integrated computer database management system. This system makes it possible for referring physicians anywhere in the world to retrieve complete, up-to-the-minute patient information and images.

Nurse practitioners, working in close association with physicians, are an integral part of the program. They provide therapeutic interventions and help evaluate each child’s plan of care and course of treatment or cardiovascular surgery. By providing the kind of personal care that puts every child at the center of a team medical effort, The Heart Program delivers clinical excellence in the care of critically ill children.

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
A new procedure introduced by Dr. Redmond Burke, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital is the greatest hope for parents whose children suffer from 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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