In 1999, 10% of our heart surgeries were for atrial septal defects — holes in the heart. Today, only 1% of our cardiac surgeries are for this defect. Our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has revolutionized the way many heart conditions are treated — without surgery, long recoveries and big scars.
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By identifying a serious heart defect before a baby is born, our cardiologists can develop the best treatment plan for birth and beyond — giving parents time to come to terms with the unexpected news and figure out how to best help their baby.
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We are pioneering less-invasive procedures as alternatives to open-heart surgery.
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We're in the vanguard of using mechanical circulatory support to give kids and teens with advanced heart failure the best quality of life.
Can Fish Teach Us About the Human Heart?
Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute are using a unique species of fish to find out why some babies are born with heart malformations and how a defective heart might repair itself.
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Clinical and translational research takes discoveries made in the laboratory and translates them into therapies that people can actually use in daily life.
Center for Developmental Therapeutics
Children are not simply small adults. The primary goal of the work in our center is to identify and develop new drugs and treatments that will be safer and more effective for children.
Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Our mission is to restore children's health after injury through repair, regeneration or replacement of tissues, cells and organs.