Treating Your Child’s Heart Failure

Hearing that your child is in heart failure is a very frightening time. The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's—the #3 pediatric hospital in the U.S.—is dedicated to providing the best care for your child, delivering world-class treatment for even the most challenging cases.

The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s

If your child faces the frightening challenge of heart failure, nothing but the best, most knowledgeable care will do.

At Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute, we emphasize family-centered care, striving to partner with families to provide the best and safest patient care.

Why Choose Us?

We are a worldwide leader in heart care and research. Our experienced team treats the full spectrum of pediatric heart problems, achieving outcomes that rival or surpass those at other top centers.

World Leaders in Heart Care

We’re a referral center for patients from across the United States and around the world.

Top Heart Transplant Program

Our Heart Transplant Program is the largest pediatric heart program in Ohio, performing the largest volume of pediatric heart transplants annually for the past decade. Since the program began, we have performed more than 139 heart transplants, including patients from one-month-old to 33-years-old.

Our team’s extensive experience and commitment to long-term quality outcomes form the foundation of the program.

Leading Ventricular Assist Device Program

Our Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program is a nationally recognized leader. We use devices to stabilize patients and support them while they wait for a donor heart (bridge-to-transplant) and to support those who are not transplant candidates (destination therapy).