Description of Cardiology Services

US News Best Childrens Hospital Cardiology and Heart SurgeryChildren who are born with a heart defect or acquire heart disease, have access to complete cardiac care at the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Our Division of Pediatric Cardiology provides the most up-to-date technology and services from before birth to adulthood.

Heart Disease Treatment Centers and Programs at Children's

Our centers, programs, and services include:

Tests and Exams for Childhood Heart Problems

Our heart care team at Children's offers the following tests and exams:

Heart Surgery Services

Members of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Division at Children's Hospital care for children with congenital cardiovascular disease and problems with the tracheobronchial tree and chest wall.

Our top-rated cardiothoracic surgery program has the lowest overall four-year surgical mortality rate among all medium- and high-volume programs in the U.S.

Support Programs for Cardiology Patients and Families

Our cardiology team cares for more than just the physical and medical needs of each patient. We feel it's just as crucial to deal with the emotional needs of children and their loved ones.

That's why we offer support programs and events, such as our:

Make an Appointment or Refer a Patient for Heart Care

The Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is close to home!

Call 412-692-5540 to make an appointment or referral for care at one of our neighborhood heart center locations.



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  • Children's Hospital Heart Institute

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

  • Children's North

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley, PA 15143

  • Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA 15017

  • Children's East

    4055 Monroeville Blvd.
    Building One
    Monroeville , PA 15146

  • Specialty Care Center Chippewa

    2580 Constitution Blvd.
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010

  • Specialty Care Center Hermitage

    875 North Hermitage Rd.
    Hermitage, PA 16148

  • Specialty Care Center Johnstown

    865 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904

  • Specialty Care Center Wheeling

    10 Medical Park
    Tower 1, Suite 305
    Wheeling, WV 26003

  • Altoona Regional Medical Center

    620 Howard Ave.
    Altoona, PA 16602

  • CCP – Laurel Pediatrics

    140 Wayland Smith Drive
    Uniontown, PA 15401

  • Conemaugh Medical Center

    1086 Franklin Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • Dubois Medical Arts Building

    145 Hospital Ave.
    Suite 102
    DuBois, PA 814-375-3569

  • UPMC Greensburg

    Stone Villa Professional Center
    660 Pellis Road
    Suite 202
    Greensburg, PA 15601

  • UPMC Hamot

    Hamot Heart Institute Diagnostic Center
    120 East 2nd Street
    First Floor
    Erie, PA 16507

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    Utilization and Perception of Care by Physician Extenders in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

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    Covered Cheatham Platinum CP Stents for the Prevention or Treatment of Aortic Wall Injury Associated with Coarctation of the Aorta (COAST II) – Continued Study Access

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    Aortic Coarctation Treatment with CP Stent™ – COAST

    Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST) – Continued Study Access

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    Beta Blocker Therapy for Marfan Syndrome

    Trial of Beta Blocker Therapy vs Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Therapy in Individuals with Marfan Syndrome

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    Comparing Treatments for Coarctation of the Aorta

    Comparison between Surgical vs. Balloon Angioplasty vs. Intravascular Stent Placement for Recurrent or Native Coarctation of the Aorta

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    Coping with Heart Disease – A Study of Adolescents and Adults

    Coping Mechanisms, Gender Difference, and Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

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    Dexmedetomidine for Sedation in Medical Procedures – Phase IV

    Dexmedetomidine in Pediatric Subjects Undergoing Procedure-Type Sedation

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    Fontan Procedure Physiology

    Do Serum Biochemical and Hematopoietic, or Stool Biomarkers Predict Low Cardiac Index in Patients with Fontan Physiology?

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    Pediatric Heart Transplant - Alloantibodies Detection

    Alloantibodies: Prevalence and Impact in Pediatric Heart Transplantation

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    Pediatric Heart Transplant - Alloantibodies Impact Study

    Alloantibodies in Pediatric Heart Transplantation

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    Pediatric Heart Transplant - Fibrosis Quantification Study

    MRI Quantification of Cardiac Fibrosis after Heart Transplantation

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    Sexual Dysfunction and Congenital Heart Disease – Pilot Study

    Female Sexual Dysfunction Among Adults with Complex Congenital Heart Disease

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    SVT Treatment with Dexmedetomidine

    Dexmedetomidine vs. Adenosine: Electrophysiologic Effects and Therapeutic Use for Terminating Supraventricular Tachycardia

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    Transplant EBV Disease Study

    Transplant Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Disease – Pathogenesis and Immunotherapy

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    Treating Atrial Septal Defects with Amplatzer

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