Pediatric Cardiac Care

Learn more about our family-entered care from cardiac specialists.

We offer the full spectrum of state-of-the-art cardiac services for babies in the womb, newborns, and children.

The Children’s Heart Center at Holtz Children’s Hospital is an internationally respected center for the comprehensive care of children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Our specialists from UHealth – the University of Miami Health System are at the forefront of groundbreaking medical science and research.

Our expertise goes beyond the practice of general pediatric cardiology and extends to all subspecialty fields, including advanced cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, catheter-based interventions, ventricular assist devices (VADs), transplantation, and surgery. Our comprehensive program cares for all patients, and specializes in the care of high-risk neonates.

Our success is a result of the work of a multidisciplinary team of pediatric and congenital specialists, including cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac nurse practitioners and nurses, cardiac anesthesiologists, and cardiovascular technicians.

Our Services

The services provided at the Children’s Heart Center focus on quality of life for children with congenital heart disease. Children always come first, and our family-centered care integrates families into the healing process.

  • Care of all congenital heart conditions occurring from infancy through adulthood
  • Arrhythmia management and electrophysiology
  • Interventional catheterization
  • Management of heart failure, transplant, and pulmonary hypertension
  • Cardiac surgery and ventricular assist device program
  • Fetal cardiology diagnostics
  • Neuromuscular cardiology
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Cardiac intensive care
  • Internationally recognized cardiomyopathy program for children
  • ACHA-accredited program for adults with congenital heart disease
  • ICAEL accredited echocardiography laboratory services
  • Cardiac MRI and CT
  • Child-focused preventive cardiology program
  • Cardiovascular clearance program for children’s sports activities

Description

The Children’s Heart Center at Holtz Children’s Hospital is an internationally respected center for the comprehensive care of children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Our specialists from UHealth – the University of Miami Health System are at the forefront of groundbreaking medical science and research.

Our expertise goes beyond the practice of general pediatric cardiology and extends to all subspecialty fields, including advanced cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, catheter-based interventions, ventricular assist devices (VADs), transplantation, and surgery. Our comprehensive program cares for all patients, and specializes in the care of high-risk neonates.

Our success is a result of the work of a multidisciplinary team of pediatric and congenital specialists, including cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac nurse practitioners and nurses, cardiac anesthesiologists, and cardiovascular technicians.

Our Services

The services provided at the Children’s Heart Center focus on quality of life for children with congenital heart disease. Children always come first, and our family-centered care integrates families into the healing process.

  • Care of all congenital heart conditions occurring from infancy through adulthood
  • Arrhythmia management and electrophysiology
  • Interventional catheterization
  • Management of heart failure, transplant, and pulmonary hypertension
  • Cardiac surgery and ventricular assist device program
  • Fetal cardiology diagnostics
  • Neuromuscular cardiology
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Cardiac intensive care
  • Internationally recognized cardiomyopathy program for children
  • ACHA-accredited program for adults with congenital heart disease
  • ICAEL accredited echocardiography laboratory services
  • Cardiac MRI and CT
  • Child-focused preventive cardiology program
  • Cardiovascular clearance program for children’s sports activities

Get more information about our pediatric heart care at UHealth Jackson Children’s Care.

Caring for the Entire Family

Nurses and social workers play integral roles on our team. They are sensitive to the stresses imposed on a family by congenital heart disease and work with physicians and families to ensure care is efficient and informative, yet delivered with a warm, personal touch.

The nurse liaison and nurse managers coordinate inpatient and outpatient care, assuring that all needed tests, consultations, hospital appointments, and admissions are scheduled in an efficient manner. Nurse practitioners participate in the medical management of the patients while they are in the hospital and help to ensure continuity of care. They are involved in the management of immediate post-operative patients and continue to provide quality care until the children are able to go home with their parents.

Once the child is at home, the nursing staff continues to maintain contact with the patient to provide follow-up care. We are always available for parents’ questions and concerns.

Caring for the Entire Family

Nurses and social workers play integral roles on our team. They are sensitive to the stresses imposed on a family by congenital heart disease and work with physicians and families to ensure care is efficient and informative, yet delivered with a warm, personal touch.

The nurse liaison and nurse managers coordinate inpatient and outpatient care, assuring that all needed tests, consultations, hospital appointments, and admissions are scheduled in an efficient manner. Nurse practitioners participate in the medical management of the patients while they are in the hospital and help to ensure continuity of care. They are involved in the management of immediate post-operative patients and continue to provide quality care until the children are able to go home with their parents.

Once the child is at home, the nursing staff continues to maintain contact with the patient to provide follow-up care. We are always available for parents’ questions and concerns.

Our Team of Miami Heart Leaders

An Award-Winning Medical Center

The Children’s Heart Center provides an entire range of medical and surgical treatment options for infants, children, and adults with congenital heart disease.

Holtz Children’s Hospital is ranked among the nation’s best in a variety of specialties by U.S. News & World Report year after year. In fact, the pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program is also consistently ranked among the best programs in the nation by U.S. News.

In addition, Holtz Children’s was the first hospital in Florida, and one of only eight in the nation, to be recognized as an Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute by The Healthcare Colloquium. This important designation furthers our collaboration with top-ranked institutions, helping us provide better care for the patients we serve.

Our Team of Miami Heart Leaders