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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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

When children with congenital heart disease become adults, they need to see adult congenital heart disease specialists. Lurie Children’s has an ACHD program.

Aortic Valve Stenosis Program

Our Aortic Valve Stenosis Program includes a multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to working with families to provide the best, individualized treatment to all children with aortic valve stenosis. Learn more.

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program

Lurie Children’s cares for more than 100 infants, children and teenagers with bicuspid aortic valve disease, the most common form of congenital heart disease.

Cardiac Imaging

Lurie Children's is a leader in pediatric cardiac imaging, performing more than 18,000 echocardiograms and 2,000 fetal echos annually to diagnose heart conditions.

Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Second Opinion Program

Our cardiac second opinion program offers second opinions to parents of children diagnosed with serious heart conditions. Learn more about your options here.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Lurie Children’s team of respiratory therapists, physical therapists and occupational therapist work together to ensure the best outcomes for patients after treatment for heart and lung injury, disease or malformation.

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.

Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

Lurie Children's Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, with experts in pediatric and adult cardiology, as well as genetics, is designed to evaluate and treat families with genetic heart disease.

Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Our cardiothoracic surgery team provides comprehensive surgical care for all congenital and acquired cardiac defects. Learn about pediatric heart surgery here.

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).

Complex Congenital Heart Disease Care Center

Lurie Children’s Complex Congenital Heart Disease Care Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to care for children with a wide range of complex congenital heart defects.

Connective Tissue 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.