Congenital Heart Outcomes Report


2017 Outcomes Report for Congenital Heart Center

About NewYork-Presbyterian & Our Congenital Heart Center

We are comprised of two renowned medical centers: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Komansky Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The most important measure of a center’s experience & expertise in pediatric cardiovascular surgery is the quality of its outcomes

We have built a national reputation for outstanding care devoted to children. The hospital ranks in the top ten in the nation in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, according to the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. We have the lowest mortality rate in New York State for pediatric heart surgery, and one of the lowest nationwide – even though our surgeons routinely treat some of the most complex cases, many referred from other institutions.

Our integrated Congenital Heart Center is one of the largest and most preeminent pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery centers in the nation and one of the nation’s major pediatric transplant centers. We have a distinguished roster of highly-skilled and experienced cardiovascular surgeons, including four national leaders specializing in complex neonatal surgery, hybrid minimally invasive surgery and transplant/assist devices. A team of five highly skilled interventional cardiologists provide a full range of transcatheter interventions at both NewYork-Presbyterian locations — Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Komansky Children’s Hospital. We offer our young patients cardiovascular expertise together with all sub-specialties that may be needed when treating a complex heart problem — from fetal diagnosis and therapies to neonatal pediatric cardiac intensive care, minimally invasive electrophysiology studies, non-invasive imaging, and specialized pediatric cardiac anesthesia.

Our patients come to us from across the country and around the world to seek the most advanced, safest, and proven treatments for congenital heart conditions and for the revision of previous surgery when that treatment fails. We provide both adult and pediatric patients with congenital heart defects treatment options never thought possible just a short time ago.