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With more than half a century of experience in caring for children's hearts, Texas Children's Heart Center combines cutting-edge technology with compassion and a family-centered approach to pediatric cardiac care.
We see more than 23,000 patients and perform more than 800 surgeries annually, with outcomes among the best in the nation. Our Heart Center physicians and surgeons, also academic faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, are world-renowned leaders in pediatric cardiology, congenital heart surgery, cardiovascular anesthesiology and cardiac intensive care.
Texas Children's Heart Center pioneered many of the now-standard procedures and therapies related to the diagnosis and treatment of children with cardiac problems. Our team cares for children with the most complex congenital heart conditions. Texas Children's Hospital was also named the first Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in Texas by The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium, a distinction only shared with four other pediatric programs in the country.
Supported by a transformational $5 million gift from Direct Energy, the Heart Center has undergone a significant expansion into Legacy Tower that allows us to serve even more children with critical heart conditions from the Houston community, across Texas and throughout the nation.
One of America's best pediatric heart centers
As an Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute, Texas Children's Heart Center provides a multi-faceted continuum of care for children with cardiac issues and heart failure, including:
- Arrhythmia surveillance
- Cardiovascular genetic testing and research
- Cardiac intensive care
- Congenital heart surgery
- Echocardiography/Fetal echocardiography
- Electrophysiology and pacemaker follow-up
- Heart failure and cardiomyopathies
- Heart transplantation
- Minimally invasive surgical procedures
- Pediatric cardiac catheterization
- Pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiology
Additionally, the Heart Center is home to a cardiovascular genetics clinic, a syncope (fainting) clinic and an adult congenital heart clinic. In addition to our location in the Texas Medical Center, we offer diagnostic testing and cardiology procedures at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. We also offer walk-in EKGs at these three locations and at our Texas Children’s Specialty Care locations in the community.
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