The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Congenital heart disorders occur in approximately eight of every 1,000 newborns, with two or three of these babies requiring medical intervention. The Heart Program offers the most innovative, least invasive approaches in the treatment of heart disorders, including many first-in-the-world procedures pioneered right here at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, to give more little hearts the chance to beat. The nationally ranked program has cardiovascular surgery outcomes that are among the very best in the nation, its pediatric catheterization and interventional program is widely recognized as a world leader, and its cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), the first in the Southeast and still one of but a few in the nation, provides highly specialized pre and post-operative care to ensure the fastest recovery for its patients.

The Heart Program brings together internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who with expertise, skill and innovation are focused on developing breakthrough treatments and surgical techniques that pave the way for earlier detection and prevention of heart disease to save children from a lifetime of surgeries, monitoring and limitations.