The Heart Institute features the Midwest's first comprehensive Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), providing state-of-the-art care for complex medical and surgical patients, from newborn to young adult. The CICU at Cincinnati Children's has the highest number of physicians in the Midwest who are board certified in both pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine.
The imaging capabilities at the Heart Institute - echo, cardiac MRI and electrophysiology - allow our physicians to diagnose complex heart abnormalities, ensuring the best possible interventions.
The Heart Institute offers a nationally recognized Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for eligible patients. It is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Our cardiology program provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and a management plan for children and young adults with suspected or present cardiovascular disease. We offer nearly 20 locations in Ohio, Western Kentucky and Indiana so you can get world-class care close to home.
Patients come from all over the world to see our cardiomyopathy specialists. Our team of pediatric cardiologists, clinical geneticists and genetic counselors investigate all forms of pediatric cardiomyopathy, including hypertrophic dilated or restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia / cardiomyopathy and left ventricular noncompaction. We can also diagnose complex forms of heart muscle disease associated with genetic syndromes, inborn errors of metabolism or mitochondrial disorders.
The Cardio-Oncology Program offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients with cardiovascular disease as a result of treatment for cancer and blood disorders. Our specialized team of cardiology providers collaborate with hematologists, oncologists and stem cell transplant specialists to ensure continuity of care for patients throughout their treatment course and beyond.
The Cardiorespiratory Sports Clinic is made up of specialists from Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine. We address heart-lung issues in athletes who are in middle school, high school and college. Our goal is to keep them healthy and allow them to return to play as quickly and safely as possible.
Our cardiovascular genetics program specializes in diagnosing and managing patients with heritable cardiovascular disease, such as congenital heart disease, and genetic conditions such as Marfin and Noonan syndromes. We can help you and your physicians understand and utilize genetic information to make personalized and appropriate screening and medical management decisions.
The Center for Better Health and Nutrition (CBHN) is a comprehensive obesity treatment, management and prevention arm of the Heart Institute. Our services include the CBHN and HealthWorks! clinics.
The Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic in the Heart Institute is one of only a few coronary artery programs in the country and the only dedicated program in the Midwest. Specialized care for children born with coronary artery defects, including abnormal coronary origins, is critical given the low prevalence of the defect.
This program is for children and adults up to age 40 with acute or chronic end-stage lung disease. Care is provided for both inpatients and outpatients, and is available for those bridging to transplant as well as those not yet approved for transplant.
The fetal heart program partners with the Cincinnati Fetal Care Center to provide the only comprehensive center in the Midwest for fetal evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. A collaboration of Cincinnati Children's, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital, the Fetal Care Center is one of very few centers in the world affiliated with a top children' hospital, two Level III maternity hospitals and two Level III and one Level IV newborn intensive care units.
The Heart Clinic on the Mobile Care Center brings our specialized heart services closer to families who need them. Our healthcare team travels with the Mobile Care Center to local communities. This makes it more convenient for you to receive expert heart care closer to home.
Part of the Heart Institute’s comprehensive heart failure and cardiomyopathy service, our team of cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists are experts in the treatment of complex heart disease and heart transplantation. We are able to care for children and adolescents with a wide range of uncorrectable congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy, which make them potential candidates for transplantation.
Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute and UK HealthCare Kentucky Children's Hospital have joined forces to provide advanced care for patients in Kentucky with congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease. Patients range from newborns to adolescents, and adults with congenital heart disease.
The Lung Transplant Program at Cincinnati Children’s provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for pediatric patients whose complex and challenging end-stage lung disease has not responded to other medical and surgical therapies.
Research shows that children with complex heart problems are at a greater risk for neurodevelopment issues when compared to heart-healthy children. Many of these children experience one or more mild deficits across a range of areas. The Heart Institute NDEC can help.
We are one of only a handful of centers nationwide to offer dedicated clinics for childhood hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity. Through coordinated care between specialists in exercise, nutrition, behavioral psychology and preventive cardiology, we can impact the diet, physical activity and behavior of our patients most at-risk for future cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.
As part of Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute, the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic and long-term treatment and follow-up care for patients with pulmonary hypertension. We provide both inpatient and outpatient services.
Single ventricle defects remain one of the most challenging congenital heart defects to manage and the “interstage” period between the first heart surgery and bidirectional Glenn operation (second heart surgery) remains a high-risk period. The Heart Institute's Single Ventricle Interstage Clinic provides dedicated, high-quality, comprehensive care for single ventricle patients.
Our Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program is a nationally recognized leader in mechanical circulatory support (MCS). We have many device options that may be used to mechanically support the heart and improve blood flow to the body.