Our Services

At University Children’s Health Heart Center, we provide care for newborns to young adults with a wide variety of congenital heart disease or congenital heart defects. Our team of pediatric heart specialists, like our pediatric cardiologists and pediatric heart surgeons, will work to find the best diagnosis and treatment for your child. Depending on your child’s heart problem, we offer both pediatric cardiac surgery as well as state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatments. Regardless of your child’s diagnosis or treatment, our Heart Center Team will treat your family as our own.

Our Heart Center offers:

  • Prenatal consultation services with cardiothoracic surgery
  • Fetal echocardiography and cardiology
  • Neonatal, infant, pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery
  • Pediatric cardiology: initial evaluation, follow up and preventative care
  • Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures

Conditions

Congenital heart disease and congenital heart defects are categorized into two groups, acyanotic heart defects and cyanotic heart defects. Both defects prevent the heart from correctly pumping blood. In an acyanotic heart defect, the blood flows from the left side to the right side of the heart because of a structural defect.  However, the level of oxygen in the blood is not affected. A cyanotic heart defect causes low levels of oxygen in the blood which can result in a blue tint to the patient’s skin.

Acyanotic Heart Defects

Cyanotic Heart Defects