Norton Children’s Heart Institute
At the heart of every child is a champion. A champion deserves children’s heart specialists dedicated to providing a team approach to care at a children’s heart hospital.
About 1 in 110 babies are born with a heart defect in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. At Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, you will find children’s heart specialists who provide comprehensive services from a fetus to a teenager. Since more children with congenital heart conditions live long lives, our adult congenital heart program provides specialized care.
With a long legacy of leading pediatric heart care, children and families are at the core of our mission.
You can expect Norton Children’s Heart Institute to be your child’s heart care partner for life.
Collaborating with University of Louisville Physicians for your care
Norton Children’s Heart Institute works closely with providers from University of Louisville Physicians – Pediatric Cardiology, including congenital heart surgeons, to provide the best possible care for your child. Among these physicians, subspecialists provide significant expertise and care to all related conditions, from the simplest to the most complex.
These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care in the 21st century with clinical research and education. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
The Norton Children’s difference
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, children’s heart specialists and professional staff provide compassionate care to diagnose and treat children with congenital heart defects, heart failure and acquired pediatric heart conditions. Your child will have comprehensive, integrated care right here in the heart of Louisville. Even if you don’t live in Louisville, Norton Children’s has a wide reach throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, making it possible for your child to receive the heart care they need as close to home as possible.
Our children’s heart specialists treat all conditions
Whether your child’s heart condition is discovered in the womb, at birth or as they grow, we can help.
- Adult congenital heart program
Lifelong follow-up care for adults with congenital heart disease
- Cardiac catheterization program
Minimally invasive heart treatments and tests, using cardiac catheterization rather than open surgeries
- Electrophysiology service
Treatment and diagnosis for children with heart rhythm problems
- Fetal cardiology program
Advanced diagnosis of heart defects before birth, and pregnancy management for high-risk mothers and babies
- Heart failure program
Diagnosis, treatment and life support as a bridge to recovery. Heart transplants for children in heart failure and lifelong follow- up care after transplant.
- Heart surgery services
Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery to correct some of the most rare congenital heart defects
- Heart transplant program
Evaluation, placement on heart transplant list, heart transplant surgery, recovery and follow-up care for children with end-stage heart failure.
- Inpatient cardiology services
- Outpatient diagnostic services
For more information on services or to schedule an appointment with the Norton Children’s Heart Institute:
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