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Congenital Heart Center

Congenital Heart Disease Care (CHD)

Ochsner is dedicated to providing a seamless approach to treating children and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). With a nationally recognized, board-certified pediatric congenital cardiac surgeon on our team, Ochsner’s is the preeminent cardiovascular center for children and adults with CHD in the Gulf South.

Our Mission

To be the preeminent congenital heart program in the Gulf South and beyond as measured by outcomes and patient/family experience.

Why Ochsner for Care of Congenital Heart Disease in Children?

When it comes to your heart or your child's heart, getting the best care available is all that matters. Our highly trained team includes a world-renowned cardiac surgeon, interventional cardiologists, imaging specialists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric intensivists and nurses and critical care cardiac specialists. Our team also includes perfusionists, professionals who use heart-lung machines during cardiac surgery. 

Specializing in neonatal cardiac surgery for newborns, pediatric cardiac surgery and heart transplantation, our team uses the most advanced technology to evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage a variety of conditions, including

  • Heart failure and cardiomyopathy
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Bicuspid aortic valve

In addition, Ochsner’s around-the-clock Flight Care Communication Center is capable of coordinating and dispatching transport services for critically ill neonatal and pediatric patients. We can get your little one to Ochsner quickly and safely, providing expert care along the way.