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At Boston Children’s Hospital, our treatment is informed by our research. This means that your child is supported by our cardiovascular researchers, who are intensely focused on improving our understanding and treatment of heart defects and disorders that affect unborn infants and children after birth. Our clinical and basic scientists work together to quickly move discoveries to the bedside so you have access to the most advanced care possible.

In 2001, surgeons at Boston Children’s performed the first successful fetal heart surgery in the world. 14 years —and more than 10 fetal heart operations later—several factors continue to differentiate our care:

  • Our team cares for your infant before birth and throughout his entire life, with one primary cardiologist managing each child’s treatment.
  • We achieve superior outcomes, even in the most complex cases.
  • Survival of the newborn is only our primary goal; our overall objective is to help each infant become a child with a normal physiology who can look forward to a long, healthy life ahead.
  • We provide more than just a second opinion, we deliver a comprehensive diagnosis and care plan for your child.
  • We partner with the Maternal-Fetal medicine specialists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
  • Superior imaging at both the Brigham and Children’s allows the team to plan a well-informed course of action, whether it’s a fetal intervention or post-birth treatment.
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  • Outcomes
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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