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 patient-focused care.

Heart conditions in children are typically much different that adult heart problems. Our Pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat more children than any hospital in the region. We coordinate care with teams of experts in child health and family support services located right here at Children's Hospital. That access to experts includes same-day or next-day consultations for children with urgent needs.

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)

How our pediatric cardiology experience benefits your child
Our specialists can diagnose and treat heart problems even before a baby is born. We care for patients who need simple cardiac procedures or those who need the most complex surgeries and heart transplants.

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 getting your child ready for a catheterization appointment.

Heart Surgery and Heart Transplants
Our heart surgery and heart transplant program are among the most experienced and highly ranked in the nation.

Last Edited: July 29, 2015