The Heart Center
Children’s Hospital New Orleans pediatric cardiologists
The Heart Center at Children's Hospital provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with congenital cardiovascular disorders, from before they are born, through childhood and into their adult years. Our accomplished and dedicated team of specialists includes physicians, surgeons, nurses and support staff who are trained to care for the unique needs of children with heart disease as well as their families. The goal of the Heart Center is to enhance the quality of life for every child.
The heart center services include:
- Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) for close post-operative management
- Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization
- Electrophysiology Services (pacemakers, defibrillators and ablations)
- Non-invasive imaging (echocardiography, MRI and CTA)
- Maternal Fetal Clinic
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
- Exercise Stress Testing
We serve the greater Louisiana Area
Every year, several thousand children and adults visit The Heart Center at Children's Hospital for cardiology services. From outpatient visits to complex surgeries, The Heart Center provides a multitude of cardiovascular services to residents of Louisiana as well as some of our neighboring states.
Through the Louisiana Chapter of the Heart Gift Foundation, The Heart Center is also proud to provide surgical and interventional services to international patients from countries without the resources to provide repairs of congenital heart disease. In addition to the services provided at Children's Hospital, our cardiologists travel to several off-site clinics and provide inpatient consultative services to our adult congenital heart patients at the new, state-of-the art University Medical Center.
Creating a team of knowledgeable professionals
Another fundamental goal of The Heart Center at Children's Hospital is the education of physicians and allied health professionals in the specialized care provided by the Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery departments. The Heart Center provides subspecialty fellows, residents, medical students, nurses and other allied health professionals with valuable experience and academic teaching in the care of children with congenital heart disease.
Click here to visit the Congenital Heart Disease site, a comprehensive information resource for pediatric and adult congenital heart disease.