Heart Institute :: About the CHOC Children's Heart Institute
The CHOC Heart Institute brings hope to children with heart disease and their families, providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for an entire spectrum of cardiac conditions in newborns to adolescents.
Most people only think of middle-aged adults or the elderly as being affected by heart disease. Children are usually thought of as having healthy hearts. Yet, nine out of every 1,000 babies born in the US are born with a congenital heart abnormality. Several studies suggest that in order to prevent death in the first year of life, 2.3 per 1,000 live births require some sort of invasive treatment for a congenital heart defect. Nearly one million people living in the US were born with a congenital heart defect.
Learn more about the Heart Institute's comprehensive, interdisciplinary cardiac services.