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.

Research and Clinical Studies

As a nationally recognized research center, UPMC Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Cardiology participates in the latest clinical studies, which involve human volunteers and are intended to add to our medical understanding.