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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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 utilizing 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:
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 completely digital Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory performs nearly 4,000 studies per year. It encompasses the transthoracic, 3D, transesophageal and intracardiac approaches. The Echocardiography Lab provides surgical and cath lab management of cardiac patients and receives referrals and consultations from patients and their families from throughout the state.
The Electrophysiology Service offers a full range of services to pediatric and adult congenital heart patients with arrhythmias. A dedicated expert team of physicians and nurse practitioners cares for patients with congenital arrhythmia syndromes, including:
- Long QT Syndrome
- Brugada Syndrome
- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, and other rare channelopathies
- Supraventricular tachycardias
- Ventricular arrhythmias
Procedures Offered Include:
- Outpatient transcatheter ablation techniques
- 3D arrhythmia mapping
- Ablation using advanced intracardiac mapping systems
- Pacemaker, biventricular and defibrillator (ICD) device implantation
- Lead extractions
The Fetal Cardiovascular Center, the first of its kind in the United States, performs more than 1,000 fetal echocardiograms a year in women whose pregnancy may be affected by congenital heart disease and arrhythmia. Patients are evaluated by specialists of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and then receive a one-on-one consultation by a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in fetal cardiology. The Center affords families the opportunity to prospectively meet the entire team of physicians and nurses who will be involved in the labor and delivery as well as the newborn management of their child.
Yale New Haven Children's Cardiac Services maintains regular clincs in Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Cardiologists maintain regular clinics in New Haven, as well as in Brookfield, Guilford, New London, Norwich and Waterbury.