Yale New Haven Children's Hospital provides world-class diagnostic cardiology and treatment for fetuses, infants, children, teens and adults with congenital or acquired heart defects. With more than half a century of experience in caring for children's hearts, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital combines cutting-edge technology with compassion and a family centered approach to pediatric cardiac care.

Our cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons perform procedures as routine as they are extraordinary, by using a variety of advanced imaging and interventional techniques to diagnose and treat patients of all ages who are affected by congenital heart disease.

Programs and services include:

Cardiac Catheterization

The Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is a nationally recognized leader for technological advances in diagnosis and intervention, treating young cardiac patients who would have otherwise required open-heart surgery. Our dedicated pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory is the only pediatric hybrid catheterization laboratory in Connecticut. The laboratory routinely performs diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures in children and adults with congenital heart disease, including transcatheter closure of intracardiac defects, as well as ballooning and stenting procedures for narrowed valves and vessels.


The Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory provides state-of-the-art, non-invasive assessment of cardiac anatomy and physiology in an environment specially designed with children and their families in mind.


The Echocardiography Lab, accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, performs more than 5,000 studies annually, including fetal imaging, 3-dimensional imaging and intracardiac approaches. Pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiac sonographers work collaboratively to provide the highest quality and safest care to our patients.

Fetal Cardiology

Yale Medicine pediatric cardiologists perform fetal echocardiograms and consultations for women whose pregnancy may be affected by congenital heart disease or arrhythmia. Our fetal cardiologists collaborate with a multidisciplinary team at the Fetal Care Center, including physicians from maternal-fetal medicine, perinatal medicine, and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, as well as social work and genetic counselors. 


Many studies are scheduled for the same day as the cardiology clinic visit.