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Heart Center : Overview


Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center


When it comes to repairing the smallest hearts, nothing matters more than experience, says Stephen Roth, MD, MPH, director of the Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center.


That is one powerful reason why, even though our dedicated pediatric heart surgeons and cardiologists treat the most difficult cases anywhere, our outcomes are better and our patients’ lengths of stay are shorter. It’s also why families around the world choose Moore Children's Heart Center, which has over 250 dedicated faculty and staff members, including 8 pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, 42 pediatric cardiologists, 11 pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, 3 radiologists specializing in heart imaging and 150 cardiac specialist nurses.


Our Heart Center services include:


Ø  Fetal cardiology

Ø  Pediatric cardiology

Ø  Pediatric heart surgery

Ø  Pulmonary artery reconstruction (PAR) program

Ø  Single ventricle program (SVP)

Ø  Heart transplant (PACT)

Ø  Cardiovascular connective tissue disorders program

Ø  Bloodless surgery program

Ø  Adult congenital heart disease program

Ø  Alagille syndrome program


Heart Services


As a leading heart center, we routinely provide advanced cardiac support, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and external ventricular assist device support for younger children and implantable (LVAD) support for older children.

In addition, our team has experience in treating adults with congenital heart disease at much older ages. Find out more about each of the services within our Heart Center:


Ø               Adult congenital heart disease program: In collaboration with, our Adult Congenital Heart program’s team of board-certified specialists and cardiothoracic surgeons provide specialized care for adolescents and adults.


Ø               Alagille syndrome program: Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary program provides specialized care for children with complex heart, liver, and whole body needs.


Ø                Pediatric bloodless surgery: Our bloodless surgery team prefects technologies and techniques that help our youngest heart surgery patients thrive.


Ø               Cardiac and respiratory care for infants with BPD (CRIB) program: Our multidisciplinary team provides care for patients at risk for or diagnosed with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension.


Ø               Cardiac anesthesia: Our cardiac anesthesiology team administers anesthesia for patients undergoing the full range of cardiac procedures, from imaging studies that help doctors diagnose heart disease to open-heart surgery.


Ø               Cardiac catheterization / interventional cardiology: Our team of experienced cardiologists are leaders in performing minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions, including cardiology, angiography and cardiac catheterization.


Ø               Cardiac imaging: Our cardiac imaging team utilizes the latest noninvasive imaging technology and techniques so that your child’s doctor can see what makes your child’s heart unique.


Ø               Cardiogenomics program: Our team offers comprehensive evaluations with pediatric cardiologists and genetic counselors who specialize in identifying, treating and supporting families with inherited heart disease.


Ø               Cardiomyopathy program: Full spectrum of care for all types of cardiomyopathy from a multidisciplinary team of experts.'


Ø               Cardiopulmonary exercise laboratory: Our Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory uses the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to evaluate, treat and prevent heart and lung diseases in children.


Ø               Cardiorenal program: Our multidisciplinary team addresses all aspects of care for young patients with cardiorenal syndrome, including issues with blood pressure, bone disease, fluid balance and electrolyte abnormalities.



Ø               Cardiothoracic surgery: We have cardiothoracic surgeons who specialize in cutting-edge surgical treatments for children of any age with complex heart conditions.


Ø               Cardiovascular connective tissue disorders program: Our multidisciplinary program diagnoses, educates and treats patients with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan, Williams and Loeys-Dietz syndromes.


Ø               Cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU): Our team cares for a range of pediatric heart patients, including children who are recovering from heart surgery or transplantation.


Ø              Coronary anomalies: Our multidisciplinary program provides a comprehensive approach to caring for patients of all ages with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), myocardial bridges, Kawasaki disease and other coronary anomalies.


Ø               Electrophysiology and arrhythmia services: We partner with families to establish, monitor and maintain your child’s best heart health using the latest techniques to correct all forms of cardiac rhythm problems.


Ø               Fetal cardiology: Through early detection and nurturing, innovative care, our fetal cardiologists respond to developing heart conditions at the earliest possible opportunity, increasing your baby’s chances for a lifetime of heart health.


Ø               Heart transplant: As a national leader in pediatric heart transplantation, we provide significant expertise for the best outcomes and offer nurturing care to meet your child’s needs.


Ø               Marfan syndrome clinic: At our Marfan syndrome clinic, we improve treatment and understanding of Marfan syndrome and related aortic disorders.


Ø                Pediatric advanced cardiac therapies (PACT): We offer leading support technology for children in need of heart transplant or transplant alternatives – including the full range of circulator assists.


Ø                Pulmonary artery reconstruction: Dedicated to the highest level of comprehensive care for children and adults with congenital and acquired abnormalities of the pulmonary arteries.


Ø                Pulmonary vascular disease: As one of the largest pediatric pulmonary vascular centers in the United States, we partner with families to provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services in a child-friendly environment.


Ø                Single ventricle program: Our Comprehensive Single Ventricle Program aims to improve survival and optimize outcomes for patients with single ventricle physiology.



Heart Conditions We Treat


The Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center treats children and adults with a range of heart conditions present at birth (congenital) or developed after birth (acquired), including:


Ø  Aortic stenosis (AS)

Ø  Arrhythmias

Ø  Atrial septal defect (ASD)

Ø  Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD or AV Canal)

Ø  Bacterial endocarditis

Ø  Coarctation of the aorta (CoAo)

Ø  Dilated cardiomyopathy

Ø  Double outlet right ventricle (DORV)

Ø  Ebstein anomaly

Ø  Heterotaxy syndromes (polysplenia and asplenia)

Ø  Hypercholesterolemia/Hyperlipidemia

Ø  Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Ø  Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)

Ø  Hypoplastic right heart syndrome (HRHS)

Ø  Interrupted aortic arch (IAA)

Ø  Kawasaki disease

Ø  Marfan syndrome

Ø  Mitral stenosis (MS)

Ø  Mitral insufficiency or mitral regurgitation (MR)

Ø  Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR)

Ø  Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

Ø  Pulmonary artery stenosis/peripheral pulmonary stenosis

Ø  Pulmonary atresia (PA)

Ø  Pulmonary stenosis (PS)

Ø  Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Ø  Rheumatic heart disease

Ø  Single ventricle

Ø  Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF)

Ø  Tetralogy of Fallot/pulmonary atresia (ToF/PA) with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs)

Ø  Thoracic tracheoplasty

Ø  Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)

Ø  Transposition of the great arteries (TGA)

Ø  Tricuspid atresia (TA)

Ø  Truncus arteriosus (TA)

Ø  Ventricular septal defect (VSD)



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