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The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC ranks as the top pediatric cardiovascular surgery program in the country with the lowest overall four-year surgical mortality rate among all medium- and high-volume programs with a rate of 1.1%, according to the latest data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2008-2012). Nationally, the average mortality rate for all pediatric cardiovascular programs was 3.5% during the same reporting period.

Our outcomes demonstrate why Children’s Hospital is recognized worldwide as a leader in the advanced treatment of pediatric heart disease. In addition, we are:

  • a world-leading center for pediatric heart and lung transplantation, with survival rates among the highest in the country and no operative mortality for lung transplant patients since 2004
  • one of just a handful of pediatric hospitals nationwide offering a certified extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support (ECMO) transport program
  • a national leader in the development and use of artificial hearts for children.

Heart Institute by the Numbers (FY 2011)

  • 15,000 patient visits
  • Approximately 30,000 diagnostic tests
  • More than 750 cardiac catheterization procedures
  • More than 500 cardiothoracic surgeries

The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital is recognized worldwide as a leader in the advanced treatment of congenital heart disease. We are:

  • A world-leading institute for pediatric heart and lung transplantation, with survival rates among the highest in the country and no operative mortality for lung transplant patients since 2004
  • One of just a handful of pediatric hospitals nationwide offering a certified extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support (ECMO) transport program for heart bypass
  • A national leader in the development and use of artificial heart pumps and devices for children
  • Leading the way in telemedicine through remote monitoring of pediatric cardiac critical care units around the world
 
 
Last Update
July 9, 2013
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Last Update
July 9, 2013
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