Treatments and Services

Seattle Children’s Heart Center is able to treat all heart problems – from the mild to the most complex. We treat your whole child, not just their medical symptoms. Members of your child’s care team have special training not only in their field, but also in the unique needs of children and adolescents.

We provide the full range of general and highly specialized cardiology services – both for heart problems that develop before birth (congenital) and for problems that may happen later in life (acquired):

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

    People born with heart defects need lifelong care from diagnosis through adulthood. The Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program shared by Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) can help meet your child’s long-term healthcare needs – whether your child is new to our Heart Center or has been coming here for years. Read more.

  • Arrhythmia Program

    Our Arrhythmia Program provides comprehensive treatment and evaluation to children and teens with heart rhythm problems – from the simple to the complex. Read more.

  • Blood Conservation Program

    Our Blood Conservation Program offers unique options for families who prefer that their child not receive blood products or a blood transfusion. We are dedicated to providing the best medical and surgical care for your child while respecting your religious, cultural and personal values about receiving stored or donated blood. Read more.

  • Cardiac Catheterization Procedures

    Instead of requiring surgery, many conditions are treated in our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories. Seattle Children’s cardiologists are leaders in providing safe and effective diagnostic and interventional catheterization and electrophysiology procedures for newborns, children and adolescents. Read more.

  • Cardiac Genetics Program

    We diagnose and manage genetic conditions that may cause the wall of the aorta to bulge outward (thoracic aortic aneurysm) or layers of the aorta to tear and pull apart (aortic dissection). Read more.

  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

    We have a special intensive care unit for our Heart Center patients created with patients, families and caregivers in mind. Read more.

  • Cardiac MRI Program

    Cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a noninvasive test that uses radio waves, magnets and a computer to create moving and still pictures of the heart and major blood vessels. Learn more.

  • Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic

    The Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic provides comprehensive screening and intervention for developmental delays associated with congenital heart disease. Learn more

  • 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. We do more than 1,000 “echos” every month. In addition to routine pediatric echocardiograms, we provide a number of specialized services. Read more.

  • Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)

    When your child’s heart or lungs are not able to work on their own or with medicines or mechanical ventilation, ECLS can provide support long enough for them to heal and take over again. Seattle Children’s has the largest ECLS program for babies, children and teens in the Northwest. We provide all types of ECLS, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ventricular assist devices and total artificial heart. Read more.

  • Fetal Care and Treatment Center

    Seattle Children’s Fetal Care and Treatment Center diagnoses many types of heart defects before birth. The team includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, a genetic counselor and other specialists to care for you when you are pregnant if your developing baby has a known or suspected problem. We help you plan and prepare for what’s to come. Read more.

  • General Cardiology Services

    When babies, children or teens have signs or symptoms that may come from a heart problem, we see them to find out if their heart is the cause. Read more.

  • Heart Failure Program

    Our Heart Failure Program offers coordinated medical and surgical care for all types of heart failure, including cardiomyopathy. Read more.

  • Heart Surgery

    Our pediatric heart surgeons are experts in the entire range of heart procedures – from simple to complex – for premature infants through young adults. Read more.

  • Heart Transplant

    Seattle Children’s Heart Transplant Program provides compassionate, state-of-the-art care to infants, children and teens. We have the medical expertise and technology to handle even the most complex cases. Read more.

  • Hybrid Heart Procedures

    Treatments that combine surgery and cardiac catheterization are the best option for some children. Seattle Children’s is a leader in hybrid heart procedures for children, in both the number and types of procedures we perform. Read more.

  • Kawasaki Disease Clinic

    Seattle Children’s Kawasaki Disease Clinic is staffed by pediatric cardiologists who are experts in diagnosing and treating patients with Kawasaki disease. Read more.

  • Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

    Our team provides anesthesia to children undergoing full heart surgery, cardiac catheterization procedures and electrophysiological (EP) studies. Read more.

  • Puget Sound Regional Cardiology Consult Service

    Our cardiologists provide in-person, telephone and telemedicine consults for inpatients at several regional hospitals. Read more.

  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

    Seattle Children’s has the only clinic in the region for children with high blood pressure in their lungs. Read more.

  • Single Ventricle Program

    We have the medical and surgical expertise to handle even the most complex types of single-ventricle defects, from prenatal diagnosis through treatment and lifelong follow-up care. If your child has a Fontan procedure, our Fontan Clinic can provide them with coordinated, ongoing, team-based care. Read more.

  • Supportive Care

    We treat much more than disease. At Seattle Children’s, your child will get care as needed from many experts, including child life specialists, nutritionists and neurodevelopmental doctors. Learn more.

  • Turner Syndrome Clinic

    Our Turner Syndrome Clinic brings together experts in cardiology, endocrinology, genetics and other specialties to provide comprehensive care.

  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

    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. Our VAD program is part of a comprehensive approach to caring for children and adolescents with complex congenital heart disease. Read more.

Contact Us 

Contact the Heart Center at 206-987-2515 for an appointment, second opinion or more information.

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