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 2018-19 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals.

We strive 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 2017. Outcomes and volume data for the following areas are also available:

Heart Center Outcomes books


2017 Heart Center Volumes


Surgical Procedures

Cardiac Operations 843
Total
926
Heart Transplants 28
Lung Transplants 10
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Operations 45

Cardiac Catheterizations

Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations 522
Total
1,241
Interventional Cardiac Catheterizations 484
Electrophysiology Cases 152
Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implants 49
Therapeutic 34

Diagnostic Testing and Cardiac Imaging

Echocardiograms 27,119
Total
31,303
Fetal Echocardiograms 2,335
Cardiac MRIs 846
Cardic CTs 908
Cardiac Stress MRIs 95

Cardiovascular Anesthesia

Catheterizations and Electrophysiology Patients 1,177
Total
2,970
Cardiovascular Operating Room Patients 1,017
Interventional Radiology Patients 340
MRI Patients 436

The outpatient clinic at Texas Children’s Heart Center had over 28,000 patient encounters in 2017.