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Children's Heart Program

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About the Children's Heart Program

Experts at the Children's Heart Program offer the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available to children with congenital and acquired heart diseases. The Children’s Heart Program is a leader in all aspects of pediatric cardiac care, with outcomes that rank among the country’s elite programs, providing children of all ages with a continuum of care from fetal diagnosis into adult cardiac care.

As one of only two pediatric cardiac facilities in southeast Texas, the physicians at the Children's Heart Program are academic faculty at The John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School (formerly UTHealth Medical School) and are leaders in the field of pediatric heart care.

Throughout the evaluation and treatment process, we keep referring physicians informed about patient progress both in writing and by phone. After a patient's first office visit, referring physicians receive a summary of the initial diagnosis, pending tests and treatment options. In cases that involve surgery, a second follow-up report details surgical outcomes and post-operative therapy.

Cardiology

Children with complex health problems that often accompany heart disorders benefit from comprehensive, multidisciplinary care delivered in collaboration with other departments within Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and from our affiliation with UTHealth Medical School. 

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Cardiovascular Surgery

When pediatric cardiac surgery is required, we provide outstanding treatment focused on the best possible outcome for each child in our care. Recent improvements in non-surgical treatments allow our physicians to offer patients conservative treatment when appropriate.

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Conditions & Treatments

Patient Stories

After a Fetal Diagnosis of Cor Triatriatum, a Successful Outcome - The Fetal Center

When Karolina Adam, M.D., found excessive fluid behind the neck of Gemma Nguyen's baby during her 10-week nuchal translucency screening, she suspected Down syndrome or a heart defect.

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Mason: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome - The Fetal Center

When our daughter was about 2 1/2 years old, my husband, Kevin, and I began discussing having another child. We wanted our daughter Macie to have a sibling, and we wanted them close in age. It was not long after that I found out I was pregnant for the second time.

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Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
6410 Fannin, Suite 370
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) 325-6516

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic
The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
6410 Fannin, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77030

Clinic Phone: (832) 325-7234
Nurse Line: (713) 500-7324