Congenital Heart Center
The Congenital Heart Center at Kosair Children's Hospital is home to some of the most advanced diagnostic, surgical and interventional procedures available to diagnose and treat congenital heart defects. Throughout diagnosis and treatment, patients and families remain the focus of the center's multidisciplinary medical efforts.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, congenital heart defects are responsible for 24 percent of infant deaths due to birth defects. On April 17, 2013, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 125 at a special bill-signing ceremony. The bill mandates screenings for congenital heart defects and it will require insurance companies to cover the costs. Read more.
Services offered at the Congenital Heart Center:
- Surgical Services
- Outpatient and Diagnostic Services
- Congenital Heart Services for Adult Patients
- Cardiac Catheterization and Hybrid Catheterization Suites
- Pediatric Electrophysiology
- Shunt-dependent Home Monitoring Program
At Kosair Children's Hospital, a special team of doctors and nurses cares for children undergoing Norwood procedures. Members of the Norwood team are specially trained to provide care for Norwood patients during the most critical times of the procedure and recovery. The Norwood team meets every other month to ensure that patients are receiving the best and most up-to-date care possible.