If your child is suffering from a complex heart condition, you are in good hands at the Children’s Heart Institute at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Every day, our affiliated doctors perform advanced surgeries and interventions to deliver successful outcomes for kids with heart disease. As leaders in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, we are giving new hope to families by providing the highest level of care.

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The Children’s Heart Institute Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital features the most advanced technology and equipment for babies and children in need of specialized care. Part of the 30-bed pediatric intensive care unit, patients receive the highest level of care with immediate access to:

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life-saving technique that supports the function of the heart and lungs. ECMO allows an infant or child to rest while healing of the organs naturally takes place. As a high-volume program in Texas, the Pediatric ECMO Program supports approximately 30 children each year.
  • 24/7 access to our sophisticated, child-friendly cardiac catheterization lab. Affiliated physicians and clinicians perform over 400 cardiac catheterization procedures every year.
  • Family centered care that involves the participation of parents and caregivers in addition to the medical care team to achieve the best possible outcome for each child
  • Around-the-clock care by a team of specialists trained to care for complex congenital heart disease
  • Smooth transition into adulthood with co-management of adult congenital heart defects with our partners at the Larry D. Johnson Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Access to the seven-bed Ronald McDonald House of Houston for PICU families. This is located on the 9th floor of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • The Children's Transport Team features a team of nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians highly experienced in pediatric and neonatal critical care. The specialized team provides emergency pediatric and neonatal transport services for patients from infants to adolescents around the clock, 365 days a year, via air or ground transportation.

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is also home to an award-winning 118-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), providing the highest level of care available for premature and critically-ill newborns.

We believe one of the most important team members is you, the parent. Through multidisciplinary rounds, you will be involved in your child’s care and remain active in your child’s recovery, every step of the way.

Who Will Care for My Child in the Children’s Heart Institute ICU?

Your child will be cared for 24/7 by a team of affiliated specialists, including critical care physicians, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, case managers, social workers, respiratory therapists, child life specialists, dietitians/nutritionists and physical and occupational therapists. The team is specially trained and highly experienced in treating children with heart disease. They work as one to provide complete care for your child, from diagnosis through treatment and long term recovery.

Why Choose the Children’s Heart Institute?

At Children’s Heart Institute at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, patients with congenital or acquired heart disorders receive hands-on specialized care 24/7 from a team of affiliated physicians and specialty-trained nurses who aim to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital was named one of the top children's hospitals nationally in Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Children’s Heart Institute is among the top congenital heart surgery programs in North America for patient care and outcomes, according to the Fall 2019 Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database Report of 118 STS participating programs.

In collaboration with various subspecialties, the affiliated team provides comprehensive care for newborns, children and adolescents, with the ability to transition into adult congenital cardiac care. Team members have the experience and skills necessary to offer innovative treatment methods and specialized services, including, but not limited to:

  • Biventricular repairs and biventricular conversions
  • Congenital heart optimization
  • Full repairs for complex congenital heart defects in newborns
  • Hybrid catheterization and surgical procedures
  • Minimally invasive transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) therapy
  • Minimally invasive repairs
  • Treatment for adult congenital heart disease
  • Valve repairs and preservation

With the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a dedicated Children’s Heart Institute Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, critical heart patients have access to quality, specialized care. By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, the team at Children’s Heart Institute strives to offer patients with the most complex problems the greatest opportunity for a normal life.

Patient Stories

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    Navigating this amazing journey, Dottie’s parents, Brad and Caitlin, were by her side, backed by the medical team at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital where she was transferred after birth. From fetal heart diagnostics to the heart-wrenching uncertainties that followed, their daugh...

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If you have any questions, use the online tool below to help us connect with you. To refer a patient or schedule an appointment, please contact our clinic using the information below.

  • Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
    The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
    6410 Fannin, Suite 370
    Houston, TX 77030
    Phone: (713) 486-6755 (Appointment Line)
  • Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Clinic
    The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
    6410 Fannin, Suite 370
    Houston, TX 77030
    Phone: (713) 500-5746

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The Children’s Heart Institute is a collaboration between the affiliated physicians at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Typically, patients are seen on an outpatient basis at a UT Physicians clinic with all inpatient procedures performed at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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