Our areas of focus

We offer cutting-edge treatment for all heart conditions from pre-birth to adulthood. Learn more about specialty programs and services within the Herma Heart Institute, which include:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
    One of the top programs in the country specializing in preventing and treating the health challenges in adults with congenital heart defects.
  • Advanced Diagnostics
    When concerns are raised about your child having heart disease, getting an accurate diagnosis is a critical first step toward getting the best available treatment, even before birth.
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
    Patients at Children's Wisconsin who have heart surgery, catheterization or another heart procedure that requires them to be asleep (under anesthesia) are in the attentive care of a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist.
  • Cardiac Catheterization
    Children’s Wisconsin offers all cardiac catheterization options for successfully diagnosing and treating patients with complex congenital (present at birth) heart conditions. As a result, many patients avoid surgery and benefit from less anesthesia time, less pain, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays.
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
    Critical support for patients with complex heart conditions is expertly provided in our highly specialized 24-bed CICU.
  • Cardiac Physical Activity (Steppin’ It Up) Program
    A physical activity program aimed at helping patients with congenital heart disease feel better and stronger.
  • Developmental Follow-Up Program
    The first program in the nation designed to help babies avoid or minimize developmental challenges that can follow complex heart surgery or treatment.
  • Electrophysiology Program
    Expert care for children with heart rhythm concerns or those living with a pacemaker or other implantable device.
  • Fetal Heart Program
    Highly specialized care through pregnancy, birth and beyond for unborn babies diagnosed with congenital heart defects.
  • General Cardiology
    Patients referred to our pediatric cardiologists for both common and complex concerns receive expert care and personal attention.
  • Heart Failure Program
    Expert diagnosis and treatment for children with congenital disorders, cardiomyopathy, neuromuscular disorders and other conditions that lead to heart failure.
  • Heart surgery
    Learn more about the procedures performed at Children’s Wisconsin and the exceptional surgeons and comprehensive care that makes us a national leader.
  • Heart Transplant Program
    Top-ranked medical expertise, family support and superior outcomes for children requiring heart transplant.
  • Interstage Home Monitoring Program
    The Interstage Home Monitoring Program at Children’s Wisconsin is recognized worldwide for helping dramatically improve HLHS survival.
  • Marfan Syndrome Program
    Highly experienced and specialized diagnosis, treatment and management of this rare genetic connective tissue disorder and its possible complications.
  • Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) and ECMO Program
    Expertise and experience in a wide range of options for children who require a ventricular assist device (VAD), including home VAD support.
  • Project ADAM
    Education and life-saving initiatives for schools across the country, aimed at preventing sudden cardiac death in schools.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Program
    Through this nationally accredited program, our multidisciplinary team diagnoses underlying causes of pulmonary hypertension and provides individualized treatment.
  • School Intervention Program
    This program is designed to advocate for and empower children with complex health needs and their families in school based settings.
  • Tracheal Disorders Program
    Groundbreaking surgical and other treatment options for children with simple or complex stenosis, malacia, fistula or other tracheal conditions.

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Contact us for more information about the Herma Heart Institute. Request an appointment online or call (414) 607-5280 or toll-free (877) 607-5280.

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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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Congenital heart disease is the number one birth defect. We’re working to eliminate it. Giving to the Herma Heart Institute will support cutting-edge research and innovation aimed at eradicating congenital heart conditions.

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