Heart Program - Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology: 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 cardiovascular surgery 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.

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

A Team Approach to Care Makes a Difference

As the largest and most experienced cardiac team in South Florida, The Heart Program is comprised of: 

  • 3 pediatric cardiac surgeons
  • 16 pediatric cardiologists
  • 3 dedicated pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists
  • 7 cardiac intensivists
  • 4 interventional cardiologists
  • 5 cardiac imaging physicians
  • 16 dedicated nurse practitioners

Comprehensive Programs and Services

Treatments and Procedures

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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 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 children's cardiology.
In 1995, Nicklaus 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.

Contact The Heart Program
 305-662-8301

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Ronald Kanter, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Electrophysiology with The Heart Program.

Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180

Nicklaus Children's Boynton Beach Care Center
10383 Hagen Ranch Rd.
Suite 200
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center
2900 S. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33331

Jupiter Medical Center De George Pediatric Unit
1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy
Jupiter, FL 33458

Free Electrocardiogram (EKG) Screenings
City of Miami Hadley Park
1350 NW 50th St
Miami, FL 33142

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Pediatric Specialists of America Palm City
3228 SW Martin Downs Blvd.
Suite 33
Palm City, FL 34990

Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Recognized in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News
Optum Center of Excellence
Optum Center of Excellence