Cardiac Catheterization and Surgery
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
32 Fruit Street, Suite 6C
Boston, MA 02114
MassGeneral Hospital for Children Access Center (open during business hours)
For follow-up patients: 617-726-3826
If your child has never been seen at Massachusetts General Hospital and does not have an Mass General medical record number, please call 866-211-6588 to obtain one before calling the Access Center to schedule an appointment.
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At times congenital heart defects do not resolve on their own or cause significant problems for patients such as congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, poor growth and development, and arrhythmias. In these cases, pediatric cardiac catheterization or pediatric heart surgery is required to allow the child to grow and develop. The Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization and Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Program provide interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterization solutions to treat and repair congenital heart disease. This is done using minimally invasive techniques such as catheter-based device closure of certain defects or treatment of narrowed blood vessels by the use of balloon dilation and/or stenting. Our Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Program is led by two high-volume and high-quality pediatric heart surgeons who have decades of experience performing open heart cardiac procedures and minimally invasive pediatric heart procedures in infants and all stages of childhood and young adulthood. Our catheterization and surgical patients are cared by pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiac intensivists, and a dedicated group of pediatric cardiac nurses and child life specialists. Throughout these hospitalizations we support children and families via direct, frequent, and friendly communication. Parents are warmly invited to stay with their child during their hospitalization and participate in rounds with the teams caring for their child.