Seattle Children's Heart Center is able to treat all heart problems – from the less critical to the most complex.
We pioneered the use of noninvasive procedures to treat and diagnose heart conditions, and we have world-class surgeons. We have a specialized cardiac anesthesia team and an intensive care unit dedicated to treating children with heart disease.
Our center's services and treatment programs span childhood, from a prenatal program to services focused on transitioning teens to adult care.
In every corner of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, our doctors conduct regional clinics, travel to far-flung hospitals and use telemedicine technology to treat children with heart conditions.
More About Our Services
- General Cardiology Services
More than 25 heart doctors provide a full range of general cardiology services – both for heart problems present at birth and those that happen later in life.
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
We provide treatment and transition to adult care for teens and young adults with congenital heart disease.
- Arrhythmia Program
We provide treatment and evaluation to children with heart rhythm problems – from the simple to the complex.
- Cardiac Catheterization Procedures
Instead of requiring surgery, many conditions are treated in one of our two cardiac catheterization laboratories.
- Cardiac Genetics Program
We help parents understand the role their genes may play in a child's heart condition.
- Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
We have a special ICU for our Heart Center patients.
- Echocardiography Imaging
Echocardiograms are ultrasounds of the heart, a simple and pain-free way to look at a child's heart before and after birth.
- Extracorporeal Life Support
Children with severe heart or lung disease may need life support by means of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or a ventricular assist device (VAD) while they are waiting for, or recovering after, other medical treatment.
- Heart Surgery
We're setting standards for the best possible surgery outcomes anywhere.
- Heart Transplant
We have the medical expertise and technology to handle even the most complex cases.
- Hybrid Heart Procedures
Treatments that combine surgery and cardiac catheterization are the best option for some children.
- Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
Our team provides anesthesia to children undergoing full heart surgery, cardiac catheterization procedures and electrophysiological (EP) studies.
- Fetal Heart Program
Get early diagnosis, genetics counseling and post-delivery treatment planning for you and your baby.
- Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Seattle Children's has the only clinic in the region for children with high blood pressure in their lungs.
- Regional Cardiology Inpatient Consult Service
Our cardiologists provide in-person consults for inpatients at several regional hospitals.
- Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)
A VAD is a mechanical pump a surgeon implants inside or outside your child’s chest and connects to the heart during open-heart surgery. It can be used for patients waiting for a heart transplant or for patients whose heart muscle needs to rest.