Birth defects are the most common cause for heart failure in babies and children. They can cause problems with the heart’s blood flow.
Many heart surgeries are designed to restore the heart’s circulation as much as possible so a child can live a long and active life. Babies born with complex heart defects need various surgeries, sometimes over several years, for their heart to work the best that it can.
Having experienced pediatric heart surgeons is of the utmost importance: doctors skilled enough to know not just how to operate, but when and what type of surgery is needed in your child’s particular situation. All of our heart surgeons are board certified in pediatric heart surgery. This means they have more than 12 years of training in complex newborn and infant procedures.
Our pediatric heart surgeons use the most advanced techniques and achieve results that are among the best in the nation.
Learn more about heart surgery at Seattle Children’s.