Heart Failure & Transplantation
At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, we provide the most advanced treatment options for infants, children, and teens suffering from heart failure.
We begin with a thorough evaluation to detect the underlying cause of your child's heart failure. The cause of the heart failure, such as congenital heart disease, infection, or cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle), will determine the treatment plan.
In some cases, children can be successfully treated with medicines, while others may need reconstructive surgery, specialized arrhythmia treatment, or transplantation. When medical and surgical options aren't enough, we consider heart transplantation. We're proud to be one of the only hospitals in the greater Chicago area that is certified to offer pediatric heart transplantation.
Comer Children's Hospital is specially equipped with the latest technology to care for children of any age who have heart failure. A dedicated cardiac intensive care unit is located adjacent to our operating suites, making the transition from surgery easier for the patient.