Why choose Ochsner Health for your child’s congenital heart care?
While every parent-to-be hopes for a healthy child, that’s not the reality for everyone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1% of babies born in the U.S. each year have a congenital heart defect — an abnormality with the heart’s structure or function that develops before the baby is born. If your child has a congenital heart defect, also known as congenital heart disease, one of the first important decisions you’ll need to make is where they will receive heart care. For families in the Gulf South, that extremely specialized care can be found at Ochsner.
Our world-class, nationally recognized team of pediatric congenital cardiac surgeons and cardiologists partners with maternal fetal medicine specialists to diagnose congenital heart conditions before babies are born. Our fetal cardiology team helps plan treatment after the babies are born. Once the baby is born, our congenital heart care team continues to provide collaborative care for babies, children, adolescents and even adults who live with congenital heart disease.
Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans has been ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery specialties by U.S. News & World Report, and Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only children’s hospital in Louisiana currently ranked on U.S. New & World Report’s list of top hospitals. Our network of congenital heart care clinics across Louisiana helps ensure that kids get that same level of compassionate, expert care they need from a team they trust. Your child’s heart is in great hands with Ochsner.