The Complex Congenital Heart Disease Care Center at Lurie Children’s offers a multidisciplinary approach to care for children with a wide range of complex congenital heart defects. This clinic also serves as a second opinion clinic to assist referring cardiologists in caring for complex patients.
The clinic is comprised of a team of board-certified pediatric cardiologists with expertise in various aspects of congenital heart disease, including cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure and interventional catheterization. Children who have multiple issues related to their heart defect may meet with all or some of the team as needed for their particular case. This team approach brings a wide range of experts together to provide integrated, high-quality evaluation and care. Our collaborative approach makes our center the only one of its kind in the region.
Children cared for in this clinic commonly require multiple procedures or surgeries throughout their lifetime. Patients with single ventricle variants and a Fontan operation would generally be referred to our Single Ventricle Center of Excellence.