What to expect from the Norton Children’s Heart Institute Cardiac Catheterization Program

The cardiac catheterization cardiologists with Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, use the newest catheter and device technologies to provide advanced diagnoses and treatment. We are the only program in Kentucky to offer to replace poorly functioning pulmonary valves.

Cardiac Catheterization Services

  • Cardiac catheterization diagnostic procedures
  • Endovascular stent implantation
  • Atrial septal defect closure
  • Ventricular septal defect closure
  • Patent ductus arteriosus closure
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Melody valve implantation

Hybrid Catheterization Suites

Some newborns have the best outcomes when treated simultaneously by a catheterization cardiologist and congenital heart surgeon. The main cardiac catheterization laboratory at Norton Children’s Hospital is a “hybrid suite” to allow for these procedures. Treatments performed this way can lead to faster recovery times, less tissue damage and reduced scarring.

Why Choose Norton Children’s Heart Institute

No other congenital heart surgery program in Kentucky, Ohio or Southern Indiana is rated higher by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons than the Norton Children’s Heart Institute Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program.

  • Norton Children’s Hospital has been a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, performing Kentucky’s first pediatric heart transplant in 1986 and becoming the second site in the United States to perform an infant heart transplant.
  • Our board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric cardiovascular surgeons are leaders in the field as clinicians and researchers.
  • More than 5,000 children a year visit Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, for advanced heart care.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute successfully performs more than 17,500 procedures a year.
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons rated Norton Children’s Heart Institute among the best in the region after studying years of our patients’ outcomes and our ability to treat a range of pediatric heart conditions, including the most severe.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute has satellite outpatient offices in Ashland, Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, London, Madisonville, Murray, Owensboro, Paducah and Shepherdsville in Kentucky; as well as Corydon, Jasper, Madison and Scottsburg in Indiana; 28 tele-echocardiography locations in Kentucky and Southern Indiana; and six fetal echocardiography locations across Kentucky.
  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery has awarded the cardiothoracic surgeons at Norton Children’s Hospital with subspecialty certification in congenital heart surgery.
  • The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is the largest dedicated CICU in Kentucky, equipped with 17 private rooms and the newest technology available for heart care .
  • Our multidisciplinary approach to pediatric heart surgery brings together our specialists in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, anesthesiology, cardiac critical care and other areas to create a complete care plan tailored for your child.
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