The Pediatric Heart Center is part of the Kepler University Hospital and offers high quality care for children, adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease by using the latest medical knowledge. Since 1995 optimally trained medical doctors, nurses, psychologists and perfusionists work at the Pediatric Heart Center to enable state of the art treatment of the whole spectrum of pediatric and congenital cardiology:
Prenatal diagnostics in cooperation with the Institute of Prenatal Medicince; Head: Associate Professor Wolfgang Arzt, MD.
Non-invasive diagnostics: especially echocardiography
Cardiac catheter examinations with interventions
Pediatric heart surgery with neonatal heart surgery and intensive care medicine
Focus and Objectives
Beside prenatal diagnostics, the focus at Pediatric Heart Center lies on the early correction of complex congenital heart disease already in newborns and infants. Special emphasis lies on the treatment of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the most severe cardiac defect.
1/3 of all children undergoing cardiac surgery are newborns with altogether 2/3 of the patients being younger than 1 year of age. Pediatric Heart Center's results correlate with the best international centers.
It is important for us to include the parents continously by extensive information, psychological support and by enabling the co-admission of the mother or the father, as well by unlimited visiting hours.