Department of Cardiology | Research and Innovation

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Contact the Department of Cardiology

Our mission is to continuously improve the treatment of children with congenital heart disease and other heart conditions and to advance the complex science that underlies these treatments. To help meet this goal, the Heart Center maintains an active roster of clinical trials and ongoing research.

Cardiology research

For more than 50 years, Boston Children’s has pioneered cardiovascular innovations that have dramatically improved survival rates and the quality of life for children born with heart defects. Our Heart Center attracts major research support from funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. We have the nation’s largest clinical and basic research program focused on pediatric heart disease, and we are an innovator in translational research, bringing laboratory discoveries to the bedside as quickly as possible. 

Cardiology innovation

Innovation plays a critical role in our patients’ health, so we are constantly creating new ways to treat heart diseases. Our scientists investigate every aspect of the heart and the conditions that affect it, so we can offer new and improved treatments to our patients. Our program's culture is one of innovation—of solving difficult problems that others haven't been able to solve, tackling the most complex cases and figuring out ways to make the process easier on patients.

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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