The Ward Family Heart Center at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is one of the higher-volume pediatric heart centers in the nation. Patients benefit from the expertise of board-certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, bio-engineering laboratories, hybrid-capable cardiac catheterization laboratories, and dedicated support during and after treatment.
Heart Surgery Outcomes
Children's Mercy is dedicated to providing care that ensures the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our heart-surgery survival rates are frequently above the national average.
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Heart Center Staff
Our patients benefit from the expertise of an interdisciplinary care team that includes cardiology subspecialists, cardiac intensivists, neonatologists, perfusionists, and advanced practice nurses.
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- We use 3D echocardiography and cardiac MRI to explore the intricate structures of the heart from multiple viewpoints, providing us with more accurate information for diagnosis and treatment.
- Our Fetal Cardiac Program brings potentially lifesaving care to families from the moment of fetal diagnosis, through delivery, and beyond.
- Our Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic provides early identification and treatment of neurodevelopmental issues that are often found in children with complex heart problems.
- The Cardiac Regenerative Surgery Research Laboratories are researching the construction of living replacement heart tissue that could reduce the number of surgeries for patients.