​Pediatric Heart Failure & Transplantation

Lurie Children’s (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) performed Illinois’ first pediatric heart transplant in 1988. Our Pediatric Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Program, the only program of its kind in the state, is widely known for its abilities to provide lifesaving treatment to infants, children and young adults with severe heart disease.

Performing an average of 15 heart transplants each year, our surgeons transplant young patients who have a wide array of complex and high-risk conditions. Patients’ heart problems range from those present at birth (congenital) to arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy.

Learn more about our heart failure and transplantation program's treatments, specialists, outcomes and more​