Children with a heart transplant can, and do, grow up, go to school and enjoy active lives. Especially when they have expert care and support before, during and after transplant surgery.
Heart surgeons at the Nemours Cardiac Center in Wilmington, Del., performed the very first pediatric heart transplant in the state in 2005. Since then, under the leadership of world-renowned heart surgeon, Christian Pizarro, MD, we’ve built a recognized, comprehensive heart transplant program focused on the needs of your child and family.
We guide you through the process. And we prepare you physically, emotionally and mentally for the best possible outcomes.
Our team is your source for support, hope and inspiration. We work to give your child the best chance to live, and to run, play, dance and soar to their highest ability.
Eric came to us at 3 months old with an enlarged heart. See how he’s dancing and growing strong after his heart transplant.
When a child has end-stage heart disease or heart failure that can’t be treated by surgery or medicines, a heart transplant may be the answer.
Nemours gives your child the highest level of care along the way. We also provide services beyond the hospital. These may include:
The Nemours Cardiac Center, Delaware is internationally recognized. Our surgeons perform the most complex surgeries on the tiniest hearts. We know when a transplant is needed and can begin the process quickly. We’re here from the very start.
Heart transplants in last 10 years
Heart surgeries in Cardiac Center last year
Children cared for by our Nemours cardiology division each year
Heart specialists on our cardiology team from Delaware to Florida
The Nemours Cardiac Center has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. From our operating rooms and labs, to our private rooms and amenities, you get quality care at a hospital just for kids. Take a virtual tour of Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware.
If you’re coming in from out of town, your family has access to a Ronald McDonald House located right across from our campus. This can help make your visit more convenient and affordable.Learn More
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