Pediatric Interventional Cardiology

The Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is an international leader in the development of interventional cardiac catheterization techniques to treat congenital heart disorders.

Minimally Invasive Management of Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

Video-assisted endoscopic techniques for congenital heart disease were pioneered at The Heart Institute. Using endoscopic cameras and specially designed instruments, several cardiac abnormalities can now be corrected through small punctures, avoiding large incisions in the patient’s chest. This minimally traumatic technique of interventional cardiology results in less post-operative pain, more rapid recovery and enhanced cosmetic results for the patient. 

The following heart defects have been repaired using pediatric interventional cardiology: