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

Lurie Children’s Heart Center offers the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program to help give teenagers and adults who were born with heart defects the best cardiac care possible.

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program

Lurie Children’s Heart Center monitors and 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 Heart Center performs more than 18,000 echocardiograms and 2,000 fetal echocardiograms annually to diagnose acquired and congenital heart conditions.

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.

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

Lurie Children's Heart Center's renowned cardiothoracic surgery team provides comprehensive surgical care for all congenital and acquired cardiac defects.

Center for Kawasa​ki Disease

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.

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.