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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
Single Ventricle Program
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

Quality Outcomes: Cardiothoracic Surgery and Interventional Cardiology
These reports feature a snapshot of quality initiatives and program outcomes from The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Fast Facts

July 2014 to June 2015

Heart Center Inpatient/Obs
Total Discharges: 1,255
Inpatient Discharges: 788
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 467
Total Patient Days*: 8,416
Average Length of Stay*: 10.7
Average Daily Census*: 23.1

Cardiac ICU
Total Patient Days*: 3,744
Inpatient Discharges: 819
Average Length of Stay*: 4.6
Average Daily Census*: 10.3

Ashland KY Cardiology Visits: 0
Athens Cardiology Visits: 71
Cardiology Clinic Visits: 10,136
Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic Visits: 336
Chilicothe Cardiology Visits: 240
Dayton Cardiology (PAA) Visits: 207
Dublin Cardiology Visits: 1,166
East Broad Cardiology Visits: 186
Findlay Cardiology Visits: 78
Ironton Cardiology Clinic: 112
Kawasaki Clinic Visits: 85
Lima Cardiology (PAA) Visits: 401
Mansfield Cardiology Visits: 205
Marietta Cardiology Visits: 161
Marion Cardiology Visits: 180
Portsmouth Cardiology Visits: 169
Westerville Cardiology Visits: 227
Zanesville Cardiology Visits: 209
Total Cardiology Clinic Visits: 14,169

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

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