Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Pediatric Heart Institute

Better outcomes for children with heart problems

In this age of high-tech medicine, listening to a child's heart is still a critical tool for finding problems. Listening to your questions and concerns is also a vital part of our commitment to your family.

Heart conditions in children are typically different than those in adults. Our pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat more children than any other hospital in our region. We coordinate care with your child's doctor and support your family from initial consultation to follow-up care. Your access to experts includes same-day or next-day consultations for urgent needs.

Call (615) 322-7447 for appointments at all of our heart care locations.

A CCF Accredited Center

Children's Hospital has been named an accredited center of care by the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national non-profit committed to improving health outcomes and quality of life for children with cardiomyopathy. We have received this recognition for consistently providing high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management.

We handle a full range of heart conditions, from second opinions on heart murmurs to heart surgery and heart transplants. Some of the conditions we diagnose and treat include:

Aortic Stenosis
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Kawasaki Disease
Marfan's Syndrome
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Supraventricular Tachycardia - SVT
Tetralogy of Fallot
Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)
Tricuspid Atresia
Truncus Arteriosus
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Heart treatment and diagnosis

Heart surgery and transplants

Our heart surgery and heart transplant program are among the most experienced and highly ranked in the nation. Last year, our three pediatric cardiac surgeons completed 525 cardiac operations with a 97 percent annual survival rate.

Cardiac Imaging

An echocardiogram ("echo") is a painless test that uses ultrasound (non-radioactive) for viewing the heart.

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization pinpoints or fixes heart and blood vessel problems suspected in your child. Learn more about preparing for a catheterization appointment

Heart Transplant Patient Paul Melchiorre
Paul Melchiorre had a successful heart transplant at Children's Hospital. Read Paul's story.

Bringing expert heart care closer to you
Our nationally known pediatric cardiologists are at locations across Middle Tennessee.

Last Edited: October 20, 2017
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