At Cook Children's Heart Center, you'll find top pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons with expertise in an extensive list of specialties and subspecialties. Our doctors are known for their ground-breaking surgical techniques and heart-mending technologies. And from newborns, infants and children to adults with congenital heart defects, you'll find that our focus is always on the one child, the one family, that matters most â€” yours.
Cook Children's Heart Center has been awarded the elite distinction of becoming an Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute. Cook Children's is the second pediatric facility in Texas and the seventh pediatric health care facility in the nation to earn this title.
The medical team at Cook Children's Heart Center treats all kinds of heart conditions, from those that require minimal medical care, to very complex congenital and acquired conditions. And, because many heart conditions can develop even before birth, our patients range from prenatal all through the early adult years.
Our highly skilled team of recognized pediatric cardiovascular specialists is well-known for their expertise and includes heart and vascular specialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensivists, perfusionists, ECMO specialists and nurses. Combined with advanced technologies and leading-edge medicine, you can trust that your child's heart is in good hands.
3D aPPROaCH Lab
This cutting-edge technology allows cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons the ability to fully understand a patient's complex heart defect and plan their procedures and surgeries to the finest of details.
The cardiology team at Cook Children's has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart care. They know the unique requirements of treating the growing hearts of children, including those with extremely rare and difficult conditions.
Cook Children's cardiothoracic surgeons help diagnose and treat patients with difficult heart and cardiovascular defects. Our Cardiothoracic Surgery program provides complete care for newborns, infants and children with heart and cardiovascular defects.
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
Cook Children's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit team specializes in intensive care for patients with congenital heart disease and defects before and after surgery. Other patients also cared for in this unit include those with abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure from congenital and acquired cases.
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI)
An important diagnostic tool, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) is also a powerful tool in interventional cardiac catheterization, as well as continued care for kids, teens and young adults with heart conditions.
Cook Children's pediatric heart team is able to see vivid details of your child's heart and blood vessels, pinpoint defects and evaluate your case quickly while involving parents every step of the way. We help you understand your child's diagnosis so you can make informed decisions.
When it comes to heart rhythm disorders, Cook Children's pediatric electrophysiology program is on the leading-edge of advanced diagnosis and treatment for children, teens and young adults.
Learning that your unborn baby may have a medical condition can be frightening and overwhelming. Our Fetal Center is here to help.
A fetal ECHO is a safe, noninvasive test. Long before your baby is born, the doctor can see how the heart is developing and if there are serious issues, work with you to create a treatment plan that is best for both you and your baby. If critical medical care is required, a fetal ECHO can help you plan ahead.
There are multiple services offered to treat the wide array of diseases and ailments that can afflict a child's heart. These include:
- Medical management
- Interventional cardiology
- Cardiac arrhythmia services
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
- Surgical treatment
Cardiology diagnostic modalities include noninvasive imaging and various treatment options, such as:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
- Echocardiogram/fetal echocardiography
- Holter and home EKG monitoring
- Stress testing
- Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, including angiography
- Electrophysiology studies (EPS)
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
Resources & News
Cook Children's 3D aPPROaCH Lab The new three-dimensional lab for the planning and printing of congenital heart disease (3D aPPROaCH Lab) uses advanced technology to support pre-surgical planning and family education for patients with complex heart conditions. This is accomplished throug ... Read More
Living in the Future: The Cardiology Program at Cook Childrenâ€™s