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Birdie Children's Heart Center

Each year, one percent of all children in the U.S. are born with a heart defect.

The Children’s Heart Institute at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital ranks among the elite in the United States and Canada for patient care and outcomes in congenital heart surgery with a 97.2% survival rate for all cases. 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.

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Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital serves as the only hospital in Greater Houston capable of providing a continuum of care from prenatal diagnosis to delivery through childhood, with a smooth transition into adolescent and adult specialty care.

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Our experienced multidisciplinary team provides specialized hands-on care to help your child live a healthy life. Because when it comes to you and your child’s health, there is nothing more important to us.

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When Cason was born with a heart defect, his family feared the worst. But thanks to a new surgical technique performed by Dr. Salazar and his team, Cason’s life has been anything but limited.

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