Patient Outcomes

University Children’s Health Heart Center has a history of saving children’s lives. If you’re the parent of a patient with congenital heart disease, we know how important it is to have a good outcome. Our Heart Center produces some of the best surgical results and patient survival rates in the nation, and the top insurance companies have named University Children’s Health Heart Center a Designated Center of Excellence. Your family can rest assured that we are capable of providing the highest quality of pediatric cardiology care in the region. In addition to the number of lives saved, our Heart Center program tracks the results of multiple surgical and program outcomes to ensure we continually improve and refine the patient and family experience.

Clinical Trials

As one of the nation’s leading academic programs, University Health System, in partnership with UT Health San Antonio, is developing new and better treatment options for pediatric and congenital heart disease.

Clinical trials are not right for every patient, and that’s why it’s important for families to understand their options and ask questions before participating in a trial.

Surgical Data and Patient Outcomes

University Children’s Health Heart Center is the only program in the region that publicly reports its outcomes data through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database.
  • Inpatient Echocardiograms
  • Cardiac Catheterization Volumes
  • Cardiothoracic Surgical Volumes 
  • Cardiothoracic Surgical Mortality
  • Single Ventricle Patient Volumes
  • Single Ventricle State 1 Palliation Survival to Discharge
  • Adult Congenital Cases
  • Neonatal Cases