Children and adolescents with heart disease are reaching adulthood and require ongoing specialized cardiovascular care. The comprehensive resources of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center combined with the expertise in congenital diseases of Nationwide Children's Hospital provide a unique depth of services for the unique and complex population of adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease. Our experts understand the natural history of congenital heart disease as well as the care after surgical or specialized transcatheter therapy.
The Adult Fontan Clinic has combined the efforts of specialists from multiple areas to provide our patients with single ventricle physiology who have undergone the Fontan procedure.
The shift for adolescents from child-centered to adult-centered care is a gradual process that The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital calls the Transition Program.
Diagnosis & Treatment
The Advanced Cardiac Imaging Laboratory is a comprehensive center that utilizes multidisciplinary expertise to provide the most accurate and timely diagnosis for our patients.
The echocardiography laboratory at Nationwide Children’s interprets over 11,000 echocardiograms per year and is the largest volume echocardiography laboratory in the state.
The electrophysiologists and other specialists at The Heart Center provide a full range of services focused on the needs of children diagnosed with conditions such as arrhythmia and fainting.
The mission of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Lab at Nationwide Children's is to assess the ability of patients to perform physical activities at home, school, work and recreation.
Interventional cardiology is an internally recognized program that provides a full spectrum of diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures.
We treat patients with heart failure including medical management and mechanical assist devices as a bridge to transplant. We work with patients and families to plan treatment that provides the best possible quality of life.
We treat patients with congenital heart disease with the simplest to the most complex procedures. Our program and outcomes are held to the highest standards. We participate in several national databases and registries as well as advisory panels.