About the Children's Heart Center
The Children’s Heart Center1 at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital offers innovative solutions for patients with congenital or acquired heart disease, delivering high-quality outcomes. In collaboration with pediatric sub-specialists at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, the affiliated team provides comprehensive care for newborns, children and adolescents, with a smooth transition into adult congenital cardiac care.
With the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, critical pediatric heart patients have access to the highest level of specialized care. By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and services, the Children’s Heart Center strives to offer patients with the most complex problems the greatest opportunity for a normal life.
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The affiliated pediatric cardiology team at the Children's Heart Center offers the highest level of care to patients with complex heart conditions, combining specialized care with advanced technology.
Pediatric Heart Surgery
For each child requiring surgical intervention, the affiliated team at the Children's Heart Center is focused on providing innovative treatment options and the best possible outcomes.
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Conditions & Specialties
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Hayes’ Story: Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis
Hayes appeared to be a perfectly healthy newborn. Three hours after birth, however, a nurse who was listening to his heart through a stethoscope heard an abnormal heart sound – a heart murmur – indicating a possible heart problem.
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Remmy's Story: Repairing Patent Ductus Arteriosus
When seven-year-old Remmy had occasional shortness of breath and seemed more tired than usual, it never occurred to his parents that he might have a problem with his heart.
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Outcomes & Education
To best serve patients, online resources have been developed to educate families about specific complex congenital heart defects. Additionally, we publish patient outcomes data in an effort to help families make informed decisions about their child’s care.
1The Children’s Heart Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is affiliated with the physicians at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and the UT Physicians Pediatric Outpatient Clinics across Greater Houston. The affiliated physicians evaluate patients at all UT Physicians Pediatric Cardiology Clinics and perform clinical treatments at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.