The Boston Children's Hospital Heart Center’s Congenital Heart Valve Program is dedicated to the care of children and adults with congenital heart defects that involve absent or poorly functioning heart valves.
Our care is driven by our research. To offer new and improved treatments to our patients, our scientists investigate many aspects of the heart and the conditions that affect it.
“We have a particular interest in understanding the intricate details and structure of congenitally malformed heart valves in order to facilitate our ability to repair rather than replace diseased heart valves.”
Christopher W. Baird, MD
Director, Congenital Heart Valve Center
Our cardiologists and surgeons have a strong record of excellence in caring for patients with heart valve disease. We focus on surgical valve repair rather than replacement, and whenever possible we take the most minimally invasive approach to treatment.
Using innovative three-dimensional imaging, we determine the right approach for treating heart valve disease.
With our new catheter techniques, we can improve the function of heart valves that were once considered untreatable.
Through clinical trials and evaluations of different techniques, we are determining the safety and effectiveness of new surgical valve therapies.
Read more about the latest research and developments in Congenital Heart Valve surgeries and management under the publications tab.