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Heart Services

Each patient’s welfare, comfort and happiness are of the greatest concern to us. Be assured that all of us at Nationwide Children's Hospital will do our utmost to meet your highest expectations regarding your child's care and treatment. Every patient who enters The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital receives the full benefit of modern scientific medicine plus individual attention.


Heart Failure & Heart Transplant
Heart Surgery
Heart Valve Surgery
Home Monitoring
Hybrid Therapy
Interventional Cardiology
Intravenous and Subcutaneous Prostacyclin Therapy


Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Assist Program
Medical Cardiology
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Oral Endothelin Blockers


Pacer/ICD Implantation
Patient Concierge and Navigator Program
Preventive Cardiology
Pulmonary Hypertension Services
Pulse Oximetry
Research - The Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research
Ross Procedure
Social Services and Financing Experts
Stent Therapy for Vascular Obstructions
Surgery for Chest Wall Deformities
Surgery for Lung or Mediastinum Diseases
Surgical Therapies for Arrhythmias
SVT/VT Ablation
Swan-Ganz Right Heart Catheterization


Therapies for cardiovascular high risk pregnancies
Thoracic Surgery
Transcatheter Closure of Intra and Extracardiac Shunts
Transition Program
Valve Repair/Replacement

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View an overview of the team expertise, comprehensive services and extended capabilities offered at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's.

Transition Program Provides Life-Long Cardiac Care

Featured Heart Center Quality Initiatives

The Heart Center Snapshot: Quality Initiatives and Program Outcomes
This book features a snapshot of quality initiatives and program outcomes from The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Fast Facts

July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

Total Discharges: 1,057
Heart Center Inpatient/Obs
Inpatient Discharges: 630
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 427
Total Patient Days*: 7,257
Average Length of Stay*: 11.5
Average Daily Census*: 19.9

Cardiac ICU
Total Patient Days*: 3,729
Inpatient Discharges: 576
Average Length of Stay*: 6.5
Average Daily Census*: 10.2
Total Cardiothoracic Surgeries: 418
Total Interventional Cardiology Procedures: 686
Total Non-Invasive Cardiology Visits: 27, 726
Total Clinic Visits: 13,169

*Excludes Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Cases.

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