Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute
Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute is a leading pediatric cardiac surgery and cardiology program in the United States. Our dedicated team of experienced physicians and nurses provides the highest level of compassionate, family-centered care in a world-class facility. Specialists in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiology, cardiac anesthesia, critical care, and nursing work together to provide excellence in clinical care, education and research, collaborating in these pursuits with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore.
Created in 2012, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery Program includes a team of pediatric cardiovascular surgeons at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando along with colleagues in Baltimore. The combined strengths of this comprehensive team facilitate collaboration in the domains of patient care, research and education. Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery is home to a combined total of more than 1,000 pediatric and congenital cardiothoracic operations per year at three hospitals, making our program one of the largest in the world. The surgeons working together provides new opportunities for excellence in clinical care as well as collaborative research in cardiac surgery in order to develop innovative approaches in treating congenital heart disease.
Clinical Areas of Focus
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Provides outpatient and inpatient care for a growing number of adults with congenital cardiac disease.
- Advanced Cardiac Imaging: In addition to all forms of pediatric and fetal echocardiography, the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute offers cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and angiography (MRI/MRA) along with high-resolution 2-D and 3-D Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) and CT-angiography.
- Cardiomyopathy Program: Provides advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for neonates, infants and children with dilated, restrictive or hyper-trophic cardiomyopathy.
- Cardiovascular Genetics: Provides clinical care, information and resources for individuals with genetically based cardiovascular disease and genetic syndromes, including pediatric cardiac anomalies. Services include genetic evaluation, diagnosis and management of syndromes, genetic testing and genetic counseling.
- Electrophysiology: Provides care to children with cardiac arrhythmias, including evaluation and diagnosis, medical treatment via radiofrequency ablation, placement of a pacemaker, or implantation of a cardiac defibrillator.
- Heart Failure/Heart Transplant: The neonatal and pediatric cardiac transplantation team has been recognized as one of the most successful programs in the nation. To date, 137 patients have undergone cardiac transplantation at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine.
- Fetal & Perinatal Cardiology: Specializes in the detection, comprehensive assessment, and management of congenital heart disease prior to birth. The multidisciplinary team includes a program coordinator, fetal cardiologists, fetal echocardiographers and nurses. They work closely with the neonatologists, cardiac surgeons, and maternal-fetal medicine specialists based at All Children’s Hospital to optimize the care for both mother and baby. Chaplains, social workers and case managers help families address psychosocial issues.
- Interventional Catheterization: performs diagnostic, interventional and hybrid catheterization procedures on a daily basis in two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization suites at our Pediatric Heart Center.
- Preventive Cardiology: Focuses on reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke later in life, particularly in those children who already have elevated cholesterol or blood pressure, or who are at risk for these problems.
- Pulmonary Hypertension: Can affect children with congenital heart defects as well as those without a congenital defect. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute provides both diagnostic and therapeutic options for this complex condition in the CVICU and NICU.
- Cardio Neurodevelopmental Clinic: Offers longitudinal assessment of neurodevelopmental milestones in children with congenital heart disease who have undergone surgical repair or palliation.
- Vascular Thrombosis Clinic: A collaboration with hematologists at All Children’s who have a combined history of managing more than 1,000 pediatric thrombosis patients in the past 10 years and are involved in the latest national and international clinical research studies.
- Williams Syndrome: Provides multidisciplinary subspecialty pediatric care for patients with Williams Syndrome and includes cardiology, developmental pediatrics, neurology, ophthalmology, nephrology, gastroenterology and endocrinology.