CHRISTUS Children's

Heart Center

CHRISTUS Children's

The Heart Center at CHRISTUS Children's provides comprehensive care to children with heart problems. Our integrated group of specialists bring together a multidisciplinary approach from many specialties to care for children with heart defects. Together, we strive to provide the best of care to all patients. We believe that the most successful approach is where all care providers within the program work together to achieve outstanding results. In doing so, the cardiology team, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatric perfusionists, neonatal and pediatric intensive care specialists and nurses throughout all of these groups work in concert to treat a child throughout hospitalization. Each of these groups have cardiac specialists who provide specialty care 24 hours a day.

Some of our specialized features include:

  • Dedicated Cardiac Surgery Operating Room with its own team of specialized nurses and assistants.
  • Dedicated Neonatal and Pediatric teams available 24 hours a day to transport critically ill newborns and children.
  • A Cardiac Cath Lab specially designed for children.
  • Specially trained cardiac teams in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

If this is a medical emergency, please dial 911

Note: A representative from CHRISTUS Children's will contact you via a phone call between 8:30am and 5:00pm CDT to help you schedule an appointment.

Hours & Locations


Children's - Heart Center

  • Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Conditions We Treat

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Fetal cardiac anomalies
  • Heart failure and cardiomyopathies
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Valve defects
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Services We Offer

  • Arrhythmia surveillance
  • Cardiovascular genetic testing
  • Cardiac intensive care
  • Cardiac MRI, stress MRI, and Cardiac CT scans
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Dysautonomia management
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Cardiac catheterization

Interventional Cardiology

Pediatric interventional cardiology is a non-surgical treatment, that uses catheters, to mend specific damage in children's hearts.

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Congenital Heart Defects

Some congenital heart defects may be detected during pregnancy through prenatal screening, while others may not be diagnosed until after birth or later in life. Treatment for congenital heart defects depends on the type and severity of the defect and may include medications, surgery, or other interventions.

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Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in performing surgery on even the smallest of hearts and other pieces of the chest or thorax.

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