Heart Center Programs

The Heart Center has developed specialized programs to treat certain conditions in the most comprehensive way possible. Browse our list of programs to learn more about the expert-led initiatives that can help treat your child.

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Cardiology Second Opinion Program

When children are diagnosed with serious heart conditions, Lurie Children's Priority Second Opinion Program offers parents the second or third opinion they’re looking for by bringing together the options of a diverse team of healthcare specialists.

Chest Wall Deformities Program

Lurie Children’s Chest Wall Deformities Program offers comprehensive care for children with chest wall abnormalities such as pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (pigeon chest).

Connective Tissues Disorders Program

Lurie Children’s Connective Tissue Disorder Program provides comprehensive care and genetic counseling to more than 200 patients with disorders of the connective tissue, such as Marfan syndrome.

Fontan Futures℠ Initiative

Working with Prentice Women’s Hospital and the Heart Center at Lurie Children’s, this Initiative helps families expecting a child with only one ventricle save cord blood and heart tissue for use in emerging therapies in coming years.

High Acuity Transition Program (HeArT)

Lurie Children's HeArT (High Acuity Transition) Program provides intense outpatient follow-up care for cardiac patients who are at the greatest risk of heart failure, growth problems and neurodevelopmental impairments.

Turner Syndrome Program

Lurie Children’s Turner Syndrome Program includes specialists in endocrinology, cardiology, otolaryngology, audiology, genetics, kidney diseases, neuropsychiatry, nutrition, reproductive endocrinology and ophthalmology.

Cardiovascular Bridge Program

The Cardiovascular Bridge Program at Lurie Children’s Heart Center works with patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease in transition to the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine.

Families with Cardiomyopathy Clinic

Lurie Children's Families with Cardiomyopathy Clinic offers evaluation and treatment for patients with familial cardiomyopathy. In our unique approach, the whole family is seen during the same clinic visit.

Kawasaki Disease Center

Since 1979, Lurie Children's Division of Infectious Diseases has cared for more than 1,600 children with Kawasaki disease. The Center, established in 1998, is internationally known as one of the most active centers of research of the disease.

Marfan Syndrome Program

Lurie Children’s uses a multidisciplinary approach in treating this disorder affecting the connective tissue in many organs including skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart and blood vessels.

Preventive Cardiology Program

The Preventive Cardiology Program is committed to improving the health of children at risk for heart disease. We care for children who have cardiac risk factors for heart and vascular disease which may include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, and a family history of heart attacks and strokes.

Interventional Cardiology & Catheterization

Lurie Children's Heart Center team of interventional physicians performs about 500 cardiac catheterizations on young patients with congenital heart disease each year.