Conditions We Treat - Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Heart Center

No matter what your age, you or your child can find expert treatment for a wide range of heart conditions either present at birth or that develop after birth when you choose Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Heart Center in Oklahoma City or OU Health Physicians Pediatric Cardiology in Tulsa.

Diagnosing Pediatric & Adult Heart Conditions

At Oklahoma Children's Hospital, you’ll find Oklahoma’s most comprehensive services to diagnose, care for and treat even the most complex congenital or acquired heart conditions in children and adults. Generally, heart conditions fall into three groups:

  • Congenital heart defects – Conditions caused by structural problems in the heart present before birth; may be detected in the womb; depending on type and severity, corrective procedures can begin shortly after birth

  • Acquired heart disease – Conditions caused by health problems occurring after birth

  • Heart murmurs and arrhythmias – Irregularities in heart rhythm that may or may not relate to a heart condition

Take advantage of Oklahoma Children's Hospital cardiovascular experts who treat a wide range of heart and vascular conditions, with a primary focus on diagnosing and treating all types of pediatric congenital heart defects at the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Heart Center.

Discover what’s involved in pediatric cardiovascular diagnostic tests and visits at the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Heart Center and explore additional imaging and radiology services at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital.

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Request an appointment or referral to find out more about diagnostic tests and clinic visits for children's heart care at Oklahoma Children's Hospital.

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Heart Conditions Treated at Oklahoma Children's Hospital

You and your child can get expert care from cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists who treat a wide range of heart conditions, including:

Heart Treatments & Programs

Review information about our heart treatments and programs, including pediatric cardiac and vascular surgery, pediatric heart transplant program and critical care services, that can help your child live well with a heart condition.

Ask your Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Heart Center team about innovative developments in treatment and care that result from scientific research – such as the Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Consortium – and clinical trials conducted at Oklahoma Children's Hospital with our academic health system partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences and experts around the nation.

Heart Patient & Family Support

When you choose Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Heart Center, you also benefit from extensive heart patient and family support services, including links to many online resources to assist cardiac kids and families.

Your Child’s Pediatric Heart Care Team

Your child’s pediatric heart care team may include pediatric cardiologists, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric critical care specialists and pediatric cardiac nurses, as well as child life specialists, social workers, therapists and healthcare professionals from many disciplines.

You benefit from collaborating with an experienced pediatric cardiovascular team that directly involves you and your family in treatment decisions, also pays close attention to your family’s nonmedical needs and:

  • Performs more than 500 complex cardiothoracic surgeries each year
  • Uses the latest advanced technologies, including minimally invasive procedures that help speed healing and recovery
  • Brings together specialists from all departments to coordinate and implement new and innovative treatments for children’s heart and vascular conditions
  • Cares for the tiniest hearts through our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program, a nationally designated ECMO Center of Excellence
  • Conducts groundbreaking research on hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with nationally renowned colleagues from across the United States and brings new methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment to your care through participation in locally available clinical trials
  • Teaches the physicians of tomorrow for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, which also gives you access to benchmark practice standards, innovative care and treatment methods, advanced technology and world-class research
  • Puts smiles on the faces of children and families during more than 10,000 outpatient visits each year
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