Get a second opinion from the Herma Heart Institute

If your child was born with heart disease or a heart defect, consider getting a second opinion from the pediatric experts at the Herma Heart Institute at Children's Wisconsin. A second opinion from our doctors can confirm the original diagnosis, giving you added confidence and peace of mind. In some cases, we may be able to provide new information or a different perspective about the diagnosis. Even if treatment has already started, a second opinion can help guide any change in your child's care.

It is understandable if you feel overwhelmed following a heart defect diagnosis. To help parents choose the right care for their child, Conquering CHD developed the Guided Questions Tool. The Herma Heart Institute  proactively provides answers to the questions to help families in their decision. 

FAQs about second opinions

Questions to ask your child's heart center

Get started toward a second opinion. Simply fill out the form below or call (855) 331-6300 to request a second opinion.

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Nationally recognized

US News ranking hospitals best in nation

Among the nation's best 

U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked the Herma Heart Institute at Children's Wisconsin among the top programs in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. This ranking reflects the excellent outcomes and care we provide for even the most complex heart conditions. Families travel from across the country, and even around the world, to receive care from our specialists who are experienced in treating congenital heart disease from before birth and into adulthood.

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