Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery and Treatment

Catheterization Lab:
Heart Catheterization Procedure

The Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is widely recognized as one of the world’s leaders in interventional cardiac catheterization. By utilizing the latest innovations in imaging technologies, coupled with the newest catheter and device technologies, the cardiologists at The Heart Program are able to routinely perform both simple and complex interventional cardiac catheterization procedures that serve to enhance or, in certain cases, eliminate the need for open-heart surgery.

All currently available interventional heart catheterization procedures are performed including:

 

Heart Catheterization Devices & Techniques

A number of new heart catheterization devices and techniques have been developed or refined at The Heart Program including:
  • Hybrid procedures (combined with surgery) to approach complex cardiovascular conditions
  • Arial septal defect closure using the Gore HELEX® Septal Occluder
  • Radiofrequency energy to treat structural heart disease
  • Replacement of pulmonary valves using Medtronic Melody™ transcatheter valve and delivery system
  • Replacement of pulmonary valves using the Edwards Lifesciences SAPIEN™ transcatheter heart valve

While the catheterization laboratory is a high-tech environment, the program philosophy of high-tech meets high-touch is evident in every aspect of care. Families learn about their child’s heart catheterization procedure in a special pre-catheterization clinic and are encouraged to remain with their child in the cath lab until he or she is comfortably asleep. Blood work is completed while children are sleeping, in keeping with the hospital’s emphasis on minimizing stress. This family focused approach to care has contributed to the program’s international reputation and prominence. 

Contact The Heart Program
 305-662-8301

Heart Catherization at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Learn about Heart Catherization procedures as explained by Dr. Aregullin.

Service Locations

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

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

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

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Nicklaus Children's Stuart Outpatient Cardiology Office
10 SE Central Parkway
Suite 222
Stuart, FL 34994

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