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Heart Program

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 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 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 Heart Program’s own internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.

A Team Approach to Care Makes a Difference

Each patient's course of care is discussed by the entire multidisciplinary congenital heart team, including surgeons, cardiology interventionists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, intensivists, and cardiac imaging specialists. This collective review is aimed at delivering the most appropiate treatment for each child. 

Comprehensive Programs and Services

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 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.

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.
Heart Program Virtual Visit

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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Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: 786-624-2800

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus & Emergency
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 305-666-6511
Toll-free: 1-800-432-6837

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-624-9188

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