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Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with UofL School of Medicine, is Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s only complete resource for children with cardiomyopathy, heart failure and conditions requiring a heart transplant. Our cardiologists are board certified and fellowship trained to care for your child. Our physicians also are faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine — they are at the forefront of new treatments, training the next generation of heart failure specialists. The experience and expertise of Norton Children’s Heart Institute physicians make them leaders in positive outcomes for children with cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
Regardless of the level of care your child needs, we perform all diagnostic testing, surgeries and follow-up care at Norton Children’s Hospital.
In 1986, Norton Children’s Hospital became the second facility in the nation to perform a heart transplant in an infant. Norton Children’s Heart Institute is the only program performing pediatric heart transplants in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Since that groundbreaking heart transplant in 1986, we’ve continued to grow our program. We performed 7 heart transplants in 2019.
Norton Children’s providers are skilled in treating serious health conditions linked to heart failure, including muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular disorders. You can draw strength, comfort and confidence from our highly trained specialists, including:
We use advanced diagnostic tools, including echocardiograms, fetal echocardiograms, cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and stress testing, to detect heart disease in babies and children.
Using precise diagnostic tools and their years of experience, our cardiologists will determine the best treatment for your child. This may include simply following your child over time or prescribing medications. Some kids with severe heart failure may need intravenous medicine in the hospital, a ventricular assist device (VAD) or a heart transplant.
Norton Children’s Heart Institute has a strong track record using VADs as a bridge to heart transplantation.
Learn more about VADs.