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David Clark Heart Center of Arkansas Children’s Hospital

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About Our State-of-the-Art Cardiology Department

The Heart Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital is an entire pediatric cardiovascular center located within one of America's 10 largest pediatric hospitals. Our David Clark Heart Center has earned a reputation for being a world leader in pediatric cardiology.

For decades, we have established our medical center as being the preferred choice in health and cardiovascular care for patients ranging from infancy all the way to adulthood. The Center offers advanced techniques for the diagnosis and management of a full range of pediatric and congenital heart disease support, diagnosis, and management.

Receive treatment at one of America's leading cardiology centers!

The Heart Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the top five hospitals in the United States for pediatric heart transplants and one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation. Since 1981, The Heart Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital has become one of the nation's most important and most successful resources for surgical care of congenital heart disease.

We specialize in a number of cutting-edge cardiology treatments, such as:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Berlin Heart
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Norwood Procedure

Our pediatric cardiologists work seamlessly with cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthesiologist to provide the best care.

North America's Finest Heart Surgery Program

Heart transplantation is a critical component of cardiology and cardiac surgery program at The Heart Center, and we are proud to be one of the top three programs in North America. Our program is internationally recognized and we are confident that our Heart Center is the right fit for your family.

Some of our statistics include:

  • 18 child heart transplants per year over the course of the last 5 years
  • Record 31 child heart transplants for Arkansas Children's Hospital in 2011
  • 309 heart transplant surgeries to date

In addition, the Heart Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital has led pioneer testing of the pediatric Berlin Heart. The Berlin Heart can be used on an emergency basis to treat heart failure until a heart transplant can be performed.

Also known as a ventricular assist device (VAD) or a blood pump, the Berlin Heart has be used to sustain the lives of more pediatric patients (30+) than any other hospital in North America. The Berlin Heart is not available in the United States, but our hospital utilizes this cutting-edge medical technology to bring life to our clients and their families when they need it most.

Why our Heart Center Stands Out Among the Rest

Are you looking for a cardiology department that specializes in congenital heart disease support and treatment? Are you searching for a center that has expertise in heart transplantation? Look no further than Arkansas Children's Hospital. Our David Clark Heart Center offers some of the trusted and proven heart transplantation procedures in the nation.

As a parent or referring physician, when you're looking for a center that specializes in congenital heart disease support and treatment, heart transplantation is one of the first gauges of experience and success. Without this crucial indicator of precision and skill, how can you trust anyone else with the heart of your precious child or family member?

If you would like to learn more about our cardiology department or would like to schedule an appointment to visit The David Clark Heart Center, please contact us today.


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