Families come from all over the world to the Nemours Cardiac Center at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware. They seek diagnosis, treatment, second opinions and hope.
We have a sole focus on caring for kids with heart disease. We offer family-friendly cardiac care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. From heart murmurs to heart transplants, we take care of all pediatric heart problems, big and small. Plus, we have more than 30 other medical and surgical specialties ready to help if needed.
Our complication rate is extremely low (0% for some procedures). Our heart surgery outcomes, even in newborns just hours old, are among the best in the nation.
We treat even the tiniest, most fragile hearts. In fact, nearly a quarter of our surgical patients are less than a month old. From before birth through age 40, we’re here to give children the best chance at a long, fulfilling life.
Every surgeon, nurse, and anesthesiologist on the Nemours Cardiac Center team is dedicated to caring for children with heart conditions. This is all we do. See how we work.
Christian Pizarro, MD, Director, Nemours Cardiac Center; Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Nationally renowned for his expertise, surgical outcomes and decades of experience, Dr. Pizarro is an international lecturer and author of more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition to his work as a surgeon, he is actively involved in research projects aimed at improving the lives of children with cardiac conditions.Meet the Team
The Nemours Cardiac Center, Delaware Valley is a destination for kids born with heart disease and other cardiac conditions.
Surgeries in 2020
Cardiac catheterizations are complication-free
Neonatal cardiac surgery survival rate
Nemours is at the forefront of pediatric cardiac research and care. Our physician researchers, clinicians and scientists bring insights and discoveries to patients. We share our findings so we can help kids everywhere, even those we’ll never meet.Learn More
For healthy moms whose babies will need complex care from the time they are born, our Perinatal and Fetal Cardiology Team is ready to help. We will partner with you, your OB and maternal fetal medicine specialist (MFM) to develop a plan of care for you and your baby – before, during and after delivery. Learn more about our program.
We offer many follow-up appointments through scheduled, live video visits. You can avoid waiting rooms and save travel time. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.Learn More
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