Heart Center Outcomes

Texas Children’s Heart Center is ranked as #1 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery care by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals.

Texas Children’s Heart Center strives to provide every procedure available for patients with critical congenital heart disease. Through our innovations in research and ongoing commitment to improving all aspects of patient care, our goal is the very best possible treatment for every patient.

This section presents important data about our patient outcomes. Below are several tables providing an overview of our volumes for 2016. Outcomes data for the following areas are also available.

Heart Center Outcomes books

2016 Heart Center Volumes

Surgical Procedures

Cardiac Operations 904
Heart Transplants 25
Lung Transplants 8
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Operations 64

Cardiac Catheterizations

Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations 517
Interventional Cardiac Catheterizations 500
Electrophysiology Cases 167
Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implants 61

Diagnostic Testing and Cardiac Imaging

Echocardiograms 27,111
Fetal Echocardiograms 2,114
Electrocardiograms 39,381
Cardiac MRIs 620
Stress MRIs 52
Holter® Monitors 5,368
StressTests 1,055

Cardiovascular Anesthesia

Catheterizations and Electrophysiology Patients 1,226
Cardiovascular Operating Room Patients 1,051
Interventional Radiology Patients 264
MRI Patients 394

The outpatient clinic at Texas Children’s Heart Center had over 26,000 patient encounters in 2016.