Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Institute

Kids who are born with a heart defect or acquire heart disease, have access to complete care at Children's.

The experts at the Heart Institute at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh treat all types of heart problems.

We use the latest technology and provide heart care from before birth to adulthood.

Heart Tests and Exams for Your Child

Our heart care team offers:

Top-Rated for Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

The cardiothoracic (CT) surgery program at Children's cares for children with all types of heart and blood vessel diseases.

Our program is in a tie with one other program in the nation on having the lowest four-year surgical death rate.

Based on the latest data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons:

  • The average national death rate for all children's heart and vascular programs was 3.4 percent.
  • Children's ranks among the top high-volume programs in the country, with a mortality rate of 1.5 percent.



Clinical Studies

  • Cardiology

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    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
  • Children's Specialty Care Center Hermitage

    80 East Silver St., Suite 100
    Sharon, PA 16146
  • Children's Specialty Care Center Johnstown

    865 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • UPMC Children's Specialty Services

    3 Walnut Street
    Suite 205
    Lemoyne, PA 17043
  • Altoona Regional Medical Center

    620 Howard Ave.
    Altoona, PA 16601
  • UPMC Children's Community Pediatrics – 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 15801
  • UPMC Greensburg

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

    Hamot Heart Institute Diagnostic Center
    118 East 2nd Street
    First Floor
    Erie, PA 16507
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinical Care Evaluation

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

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    Aortic Coarctation Treatment Comparison Study

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

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    Aortic Coarctation Treatment with Covered CP Stent™ – COAST II

    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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    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

    Closure of Atrial Septal Defects with the Amplatzer® Septal Occluder Post Market Study

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