Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Program

Because of improved treatment for kids with congenital heart disease (CHD), the vast majority of babies born with even the most complex heart defects are surviving into adulthood. Advancements in diagnosis, surgery, interventional procedures and medication mean that more and more children with heart defects are growing up to lead full, active lives as adults. However, each baby’s condition is unique. Some babies may not need immediate treatment. Others, may require emergency surgery depending on the type of congenital heart condition.

RWJBarnabas Health’s Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease program, available at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, is able to treat a variety of congenital conditions, from simple to complex, via the most advanced medical and surgical procedures.

The Children’s Heart Center at the Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is the state's largest, most comprehensive, and only heart center offering a complete range of diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of children with heart problems, as well as expectant mothers whose fetus may have a heart problem.

Requesting an Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists, you may need a referral from your child’s pediatrician. In some cases, you may make a self-referral. For a self-referral, please contact us or make an appointment online.

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Conditions Treated

Our program is able to treat a variety of congenital heart conditions. These include but are not limited to:

Procedures Offered

Your cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon will decide the specific procedure based on several factors, including the type of congenital heart condition your child has and how severe it is; your child’s age, medical history and lifestyle; and results of tests performed during the initial evaluation. Some of the procedural options may include:

Meet Our Team

Instrumental to our program’s success is our passionate, experienced, and integrated multidisciplinary team comprised of cardiovascular specialists skilled in all aspects of health care. To learn more about our team members, please visit our “Meet our Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Team” page.

Meet Our Team

Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

RWJBH Heart, Vascular & Thoracic also prides itself in providing patients with the opportunity to have access to the latest technology and medical advancements via participation in some of the most renowned clinical studies offered. As you are aware, clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. To learn more about our clinical trials, please visit our Clinical Trials page.

Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000

Congenital Heart Disease Program - Pediatric Treatment & Care

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