Conditions We Treat | Children’s 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 Children’s Heart Center at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City or OU Health Physicians Pediatric Cardiology in Tulsa.

Diagnosing Pediatric & Adult Heart Conditions

At OU Health, 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 OU Health ’s 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 Children’s Heart Center.

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

Heart Conditions Treated at OU Health

As the hardest-working muscle in your body, the heart never really stops pumping. Each day, nearly 200 gallons of blood flow through it to keep all body systems functioning for both physical and emotional health.

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 OU Health ’s heart treatments and programs, including pediatric cardiac and vascular surgery and critical care services, that can help you or your child live well with a heart condition.

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

Heart Patient & Family Support

When you choose Children’s Heart Center at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, 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 450 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

Request an Appointment

Find out more about pediatric and adult heart and vascular conditions treated at OU Health when you request an appointment with one of our expert pediatric cardiologists and vascular specialists.

Call Oklahoma Children's Hospital Children's Heart Center in Oklahoma City at (405) 271-5530 or OU Health Physicians Pediatric Cardiology in Tulsa at (918) 619-4400.