Heart

A World Leader in the Care of the World's Smallest Hearts

U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals - Cardiology and Heart Surgery At the NewYork-Presbyterian Congenital Heart Center - a combined program of NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health - we take a fully integrated approach to the treatment of complex heart conditions in people of all ages, from newborns to adults. Ours is one of the first and most preeminent pediatric cardiology and heart surgery centers in the country and one of the nation's major pediatric transplant centers. Children come to us from all over the world for our pioneering heart care.

When you bring your child to us for care, you and your family benefit from the multidisciplinary services of an experienced, compassionate team that has set the standards for pediatric heart care. We'll customize a plan of care designed just for your child - one created to achieve the best outcomes and give your child the best chance of a long, healthy, and productive life.

  • Nationally Ranked: U.S.News & World Report has ranked our pediatric hospitals among the top pediatric cardiology and heart surgery programs in the country, reflecting our reputation and excellent surgical outcomes, the expertise of our surgical teams, our high volume of cases, and other data related to patient care.
  • A Team of Pediatric Heart Experts: Your child has access to a team of pediatric heart specialists that includes pediatric cardiologists and pediatric heart surgeons (including pediatric transplant surgeons), as well as other pediatric physicians, nurses who specialize in the care of children with heart disorders, child life specialists to ease the hospital experience, feeding specialists to ensure your child's diet is nutritious, and psychosocial support professionals to assist you and your family during your time with us.
  • High Volumes Translate to Excellent Outcomes: With more than 13,000 echocardiograms performed each year, over 1,200 diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations, and more than 700 heart surgeries, we offer decades of experience and the highest quality of care available in the world. We have the highest survival rate in New York State for pediatric heart surgery, and one of the highest nationwide - even though our surgeons routinely treat some of the most complex cases, with many patients referred from other institutions.
  • Excellence in Pediatric Cardiology: Our pediatric cardiology center is the largest in New York State and one of the largest in the nation. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services and treatment for arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy, and other pediatric heart disorders. Our program's seamless integration with the Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery ensures that patients who require surgery receive continuity of care throughout their treatment and recovery.
  • Excellence in Pediatric Heart Surgery: We have a distinguished roster of highly skilled and experienced pediatric heart surgeons, including national leaders specializing in complex surgery in newborns, hybrid heart surgery, heart transplantation, and mechanical assist devices. Each year, pediatric heart surgeons at the NewYork-Presbyterian Congenital Heart Center perform more than 700 heart operations, including some 25 heart transplants, 175 newborn heart repairs, and 100 adult congenital heart disease repairs. If your child needs surgery, we'll use the most effective approach and minimize surgical trauma by reducing the length of the operation, time on the ventilator, and recovery in the Intensive Care Unit; using the fewest operations and smallest incisions possible; and avoiding blood transfusions whenever we can.
  • Leaders in Prenatal Diagnosis and Newborn Heart Surgery: Many congenital heart defects are found during prenatal ultrasound. Our children's hospitals offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary prenatal diagnosis and therapy. Should your baby need surgery soon after birth, you can take comfort in knowing we are the largest referral center in New York State for babies born with congenital heart disease. Our pediatric heart surgeons pioneered many of the early heart repair techniques used today. And after your baby's surgery, we provide follow-up care for life.
  • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care: The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) serves the needs of critically ill infants, children, and adolescents in need of specialized heart care. This specialized unit is staffed by a highly skilled team of intensivists from multiple subspecialties, including anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric heart surgery, neonatology (newborn care), critical care, and pulmonology (lung care).
  • Adult Congenital Heart Program: As more children with congenital heart disease live to become healthy adults, they may require additional revision procedures in adulthood. The Adult Congenital Heart Program of the NewYork-Presbyterian Congenital Heart Center - the first of its kind in the Tri-State area - includes board-certified pediatric and adult cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and intensive care experts specifically trained in adult congenital heart disease.
  • Physicians Can Transfer a Patient: As a major national and international referral center for children and adults with congenital heart disease, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers a 24/7 transfer program - accessible by calling 1-800-NYP-STAT - which physicians can use to coordinate patient transfers when tertiary and quaternary care are required.

Contact

Cardiology

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
212-305-8509

Cardiology

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health
212-746-3561

Pediatric Heart Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
212-305-5975