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Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

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The Division of Pediatric Cardiology, a part of the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, provides the most up-to-date technology to deliver a full complement of services to infants, children, adolescents, and adults who are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) or acquire heart disease. Services are provided from before birth to adulthood.

Programs include:

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Surgery services are performed by members of the Pediatric Section of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Division, part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and top rated in the U.S. with the lowest overall four-year surgical mortality rate among all medium- and high-volume programs. Members of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Division provide cardiothoracic surgical intervention for infants, children and young adults with congenital cardiovascular disease, congenital abnormalities of the tracheobronchial tree and abnormalities of the chest wall.

For the Cardiology staff, dealing with the emotional needs of children and their families is as important as dealing with the physical and medical needs of each patient. Continuing support programs and activities for patients and their families include:

  • Annual Heart-to-Heart Family Picnic, an afternoon of fun and fellowship among heart patients and their families.
  • Heart Camp, a four-day camping experience for children who have undergone heart-related medical procedures. Heart Camp gives children the opportunity to have fun, make new friends, and share experiences about their disease.

Referral Requirements

To make a referral to the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, please call 412-692-5540. 

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Last Update
June 24, 2015