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Among the top hospitals in the country for cardiology and heart surgery

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital is ranked among the best in the nation in eight pediatric subspecialties, including cardiology and heart surgery (#42). The results appeared in the 2017-18 edition of "Best Children's Hospitals," published online by U.S. News & World Report.

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Pediatric Cardiology

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.

Echocardiography

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 transthoracic and transesophageal studies, 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

The Yale Fetal Cardiovascular Center was one of the first centers of its kind. Each year, more than 1,000 fetal echocardiograms are performed in women whose pregnancy may be affected by congenital heart disease or arrhythmia. The center provides a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive care with physicians from Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology and Perinatal Medicine, as well as genetic counselors available for evaluation.

 

Many studies are scheduled for the same day as the cardiology clinic visit. If an echocardiogram is needed separate from clinic visit, please call 203-688-1010 to schedule. For more lab information, please call 203-785-2022.

Clinics

Yale New Haven Children's Cardiac Services maintains regular clinics in Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Pediatric cardiologists maintain regular clinics in New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Old Saybrook and Trumbull.