Why choose Ochsner Health for your child’s pediatric heart transplant?
While many kids with congenital heart defects, heart muscle disease or life-threatening heart rhythm problems can have their conditions treated with medication, procedures or traditional cardiac surgery, it’s not always the solution. About 500 children each year in the United States find improved health and a better quality of life thanks to a heart transplant — a surgery that replaces a child’s damaged heart with a heart from a deceased organ donor. We partner with the United Network for Organ Sharing to find donor hearts for children in our area on the waiting list.
In Louisiana, Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans offers the only heart transplant program for pediatric patients from birth to age 18. Since our pediatric heart transplant program began in 1985, Ochsner Hospital for Children has been a champion of pediatric heart transplants for the state of Louisiana. You can feel confident choosing Ochsner for your child’s heart transplant: Ochsner Hospital for Children is ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked our pediatric cardiology and heart surgery among the country’s leading programs. If your child needs a heart transplant, their heart is in great hands. Literally.