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Cardiac Programs and Services 

The following is a list of the Department of Cardiology's extensive programs and services.

Adult Congenital Heart Service
Offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient clinical services to adults with congenital heart disease and/or pulmonary hypertension, from diagnosis to cardiac catheterization and surgical repair.

  • Boston Adult Congenital Heart Service - Offering long-term care and advanced therapeutic options for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease.

Congenital Heart Valve Program
Continuing to develop innovative catheter-based and surgical approaches for the preservation and restoration of valvular function in infants, children and young adults.

Complex Biventricular Repair Program
Developing innovative approaches to redesign ventricle function in utero and as early as possible to optimize long term patient outcomes.

Neonatal Cardiac Care Program
Saving children’s hearts the moment they are born by leveraging the most innovative imaging techniques to develop specific plans for intervention, focusing on the least invasive approach possible this leads to superior outcomes for your baby.

  • Neonatal Surgery - BCH CV Surgeons are leaders in the field of neonatal cardiac surgery and have developed techniques to operate on tiny babies hearts while they are still beating.

Fetal Cardiology Program 

Cardiac Tumors Program
Our team are legends in the field of managing cardiac tumors in children. Cardiac tumors are most commonly diagnosed with the aid of echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging, our expertise in this diagnostic area leads to better defined surgical interventions.

Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias Program
Delivering a whole-family approach to better detect and support patients who have genetic inherited arrhythmias.

Fetal Cardiology Program
The largest, most experienced fetal cardiac intervention program in the world.

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
Providing clinical care, information and resources for patients and families with a cardiac diagnosis in the setting of a recognized or suspected genetic condition, or a family with inherited cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Health for Cancer Survivors Program
With our dedicated team of adult and pediatric cardiologists, we have developed a unique program that determines cardiovascular issues in patients who have survived childhood cancer, by a routine, less invasive diagnostic process which determines which patients have cardiovascular issues earlier. This enables earlier interventions to optimize patient outcomes.

Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program
Caring for children with heart problems who are at higher risk for developmental learning and behavioral problems.

C-BrDG-Cardiac-Brain Development and Genetics Program
Boston’s Children’s clinicians have helped to diagnose more than 250 patient families with periventricular nodular heterotopia (PVNH) over the past 20 years. Our BrDG clinic has an interdisciplinary team of neurologists, genetics, genetic counselors, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other medical specialties to give a comprehensive approach to your child’s disease.

Kawasaki Program
Offering coordinated care for patients with Kawasaki disease, both during the acute phase and in long-term follow-up.

Pulmonary Vascular Recovery Program
Our specialized training in pediatric cardiology means that we understand the unique challenges, circumstances and intricacies of working with young people who have heart disease and other heart ailments.

Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Providing diagnosis and a range of treatment options for patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Program
Providing care to patients diagnosed with pulmonary vein stenosis, utilizing a multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses with expertise in the fields of cardiology, radiology, pathology and neuro-oncology.

Preventive Cardiology Program
Providing services to children aimed at identifying and medically managing cholesterol and blood pressure problems early in life, with the goal of preventing heart attack or stroke later in life.

Heart Transplant Program
Evaluating children who are potential candidates for transplantation and manages the care of those who have received transplanted hearts.

Heart-Lung Transplant Program
Evaluating children who are potential candidates for transplantation, and manages the care of those who have received transplanted hearts and lungs. 

Lung Transplant Program
Performing transplantation and providing comprehensive care for children with pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vein stenosis and other endstage cardiovascular and lung diseases.

Heart Failure Program
As the largest program of its kind in the U.S., part of the #1 Heart Center in the country, we utilize a wide range of advanced heart therapies to support pediatric heart function, helping to delay or completely avoid need for heart transplant while improving heart function. 

Cardiomyopathy Program
Providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for infants, children and adolescents diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.

Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Utilizing a wide range of advanced heart therapies to support pediatric heart function, helping to delay or completely avoid need for heart transplant while improving heart function.

Electrophysiology Service
Specializing in catheter ablation, pacemaker and defibrillator implant, and management of genetic arrhythmias, the program is one of the world’s largest for pediatric arrhythmia care

Exercise Physiology - Leveraging the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology to obtain the most reliable and clinically useful data. Formal exercise testing can provide valuable and objective insights into a patient's cardiopulmonary condition and capacity.

Non-Invasive Cardiology
Our Division of Non-Invasive Cardiology is able to provide incredibly detailed pictures of your child’s heart that allow cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to best map out treatment strategies.

  • Stress Echocardiography Service - This technique examines what happens to the heart during a period of stress, either produced by medications or by exercise. Images of the heart are examined during periods of stress and compared to the resting echocardiogram.

Invasive Cardiology
Invasive cardiology is a set of techniques in which surgeons perform operations through very small incisions — roughly the size of a paper clip to allow cardiologists to make the proper diagnosis.

  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory - Deploying both technical and strategic innovations in the management of an increasingly broad range of indications.

Cardiology Outpatient Service
One of the world’s oldest, largest and most experienced pediatric programs, our size ensures that most of our child cardiologists subspecialize in a specific type of disorder, meaning your child’s doctor will know about your child’s condition inside and out, including the very latest treatments.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Service
Boston Children's Hospital has assumed a leadership role in the development of pediatric cardiac intensive care as a specialized service, and we’ve continued to expand our cardiac intensive care team over the years.

Cardiac Inpatient Service
Each year, the 42-bed Cardiac Inpatient Unit at Boston Children's Hospital provides around-the-clock care and monitoring to thousands of children—and adults—with acquired or congenital heart defects, from simple to complex cases.

Cardiac Anesthesia Service
While your child's surgeon or cardiologist focuses complete attention on the demanding task of repairing a defective heart, the cardiac anesthesiologist carries out a series of behind-the-scenes tasks that positively affect the safety and success of the procedure.

Cardiac Genetics Registry
This registry is a collection of blood samples and clinical information that is used for research on the genetic causes of heart defects. Participation in a registry is different than participation in a specific study – the most important difference being that when donating to a registry, samples and information are used for a variety of studies related to congenital heart disease over a period of time.

 

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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