Congenital Heart Clinical Services
At NYU Langone, physicians in the Congenital Heart Program treat children and adults with congenital heart defects, such as atrial septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, and Marfan syndrome. We use the most advanced imaging techniques, such as three-dimensional echocardiography, to diagnose congenital heart disease, and our experts collaborate to provide care for cardiac comorbidities, such as arrhythmias. Care for children is provided through Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, which is the highest ranked in New York for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report.
In our Pediatric Congenital Heart Program and our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, cardiologists work with surgeons to diagnose and treat congenital heart conditions. Each year, our experienced surgeons perform approximately 200 cardiac operations to repair congenital heart defects. These include complex reconstructive procedures, such as arterial switch operation with ventricular septal defect repair for transposition of the great arteries, interrupted aortic arch repair, truncus arteriosus repair, anomalous pulmonary venous connection repair, and the Fontan procedure.
Our cardiologists perform cardiac catheterization in our state-of-the-art hybrid operating room, which is specially equipped for both cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery. This helps shorten procedure times, reduce risk, and improve outcomes for our patients.
We also provide a smooth transition from pediatric to adult care for patients with congenital heart defects, leveraging our comprehensive expertise in treating babies, children, and adults.