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The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital is a partner in the area's first Pediatric Cardiac Recovery Program (PCRP) with The Children's Institute. The Children's Institute is Pittsburgh's premier provider of pediatric rehab.
Offering both inpatient and outpatient rehab, the experts at the PCRP:
The advances made in pediatric cardiac rehab during the past half century are huge. From managing irregular heartbeats to performing heart transplants, children's heart care has evolved to help them survive surgery and lead meaningful lives.
In fact, an entire generation of former pediatric cardiac rehab patients has now reached adulthood.
But recent research reveals that critical heart disease in children has far-reaching effects that last long after they leave the hospital.
Your child's illness can affect areas of his or her health and wellbeing that extend beyond the heart including:
Identifying and treating even slight issues early can reduce potential problems in the future.
To enhance the recovery process of pediatric heart patients, we recognize the value of caring for the entire patient and not just the heart.
This holistic treatment approach:
Your child’s cardiologist will decide. If yes, he or she will refer your child to the PCRP.
Doctors at Children’s Heart Institute or from other heart programs also may refer patients based on their:
Inpatient heart care is at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Specialty and post-surgical care is in the hospital’s state-of-the-art pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). The CICU is the only one in the region designed to meet the needs of our most medically fragile heart patients.
After your child leaves the hospital, long-term and follow-up cardiac outpatient rehab continues at The Children’s Institute.
The Children’s Institute’s main campus is in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh — only minutes from the hospital.
Other centers that offer PCRP outpatient care are in:
See all of our regional outpatient rehab locations.
The PCRP care team includes pediatric heart and rehab experts from both Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Children’s Institute.
We have special training in treating infants, children, teens, and young adults.
Your child will have access to all Children’s Hospital and Children’s Institute health care providers.
Based on each child's unique needs, the care team may include the following pediatric health specialists:
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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