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The Heart Center at Children's Hospital

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.

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Our Leadership

What sets us apart? The Heart Center offers the benefits of a full-service pediatric hospital dedicated only to the care of kids. Complex pediatric heart conditions often require care tied to other existing medical conditions. We are proud to be the only facility in the state offering a full array of pediatric specialists and sub-specialists to care for your whole child, from heart to toe.

The Heart Center services include:

  • Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Coronary Artery Disease Clinic
  • 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

Heart illustration​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.

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