The Congenital Heart Center is committed to providing the highest standard of care to help individuals live longer, healthier lives.
We offer a full range of catheter-based technologies to enable the least invasive, most effective diagnostic and treatment approaches for a variety of conditions. Our interventional cardiologists are experts in working with congenital heart disease patients of all ages, from newborn babies to adults.
Our congenital cardiology team uses heart catheterization for both diagnosis and treatment. It can help provide diagnostic information in various parts of the heart or obtain cardiac tissue samples for biopsy. As a treatment, catheterization procedures are more comfortable and have shorter recovery times than surgery. It also means a shorter hospital stay: often your child can go home the same day or the next morning.
Some heart catheterization procedures offer a treatment that works for a period of time until necessary heart surgery can be performed more safely. Some procedures allow your child to avoid surgery altogether. Conditions that may be treatable through heart catheterization include: