The Arkansas Children’s Heart Institute is more than a regional destination. We are a nationally ranked leader in specialized pediatric care.

Our Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery program ranks among the top 50 institutions in the country. We combine state-of-the-art technologies, world-class specialists and innovative procedures to provide exceptional care for our patients.

This unmatched combination of resources has solidified our reputation as the region’s leading provider of comprehensive cardiac care.

    US News and World Report Badge - CardiologyOther outcomes and accomplishments include:

  • Arkansas Children's performed its first transplant in 1990. Our 30-year history of heart transplants include:
    • Averaging 11 transplants annually, performing as many as 31 in one year
    • Following more than 1,100 congenital heart disease patients
    • Reading 1,000-1,300 echocardiograms monthly across the Arkansas Children’s system
    • Performing an average of 450-550 procedures in our state-of-the-art labs each year
    • Being recognized with a PHTS Vanguard Center Award for our outstanding contribution to the Pediatric Heart Transplant Society Registry

Arkansas Children’s Heart Institute is the only congenital cardiac program in Arkansas. Our team never stops working to raise the bar on cardiac care. Our research unearths insights to fuel innovations that better serve our patients and their families’ urgent and ever-evolving needs.