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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Pediatric Heart Care

The pediatric cardiology team at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital brings patients the latest in heart research and treatments while delivering personalized, compassionate care to each family. We offer comprehensive services from diagnosis of prenatal conditions to treatment for adults with congenital heart disease.

Access to Leading-Edge Technology

At Comer Children's Hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment options, which stem from groundbreaking technology. Our cardiac catheterization lab features radiation reduction and real-time tracking equipment that allows interventional cardiologists to monitor radiation dosage and perform safer procedures. In addition, Comer Children's Hospital has innovative hybrid operating rooms, which enable physicians to perform minimally invasive interventional catheter-based and surgical treatments in one setting. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality of care and best outcomes, tailored to each individual child.

A History of Innovations

The University of Chicago has a long history of excellence in the diagnosis and management of heart diseases. As leaders in minimally invasive therapeutics, we established the first modern catheterization laboratory in the western United States in the 1960s. In addition, our physicians performed several first-of-their kind procedures for patients with congenital heart disease. Today, we are a national leader in cardiac imaging, allowing for more complex diagnoses to be achieved by less invasive means.

The University of Chicago also is home to one of the oldest National Institutes of Health-funded cardiovascular research programs in the nation. We continue to be at the forefront of cardiology research as we work to discover new and better ways to treat heart conditions. Learn more about our research.