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Your Visit to Arkansas Children’s Heart Center

We know each patient and family has unique needs so we tailor our services for personalized care. Whether you're from out-of-town, out-of-state or traveling internationally for treatment, we have an entire team of specialists to help.

Each step of the way at the Heart Center, our team assists patients and family members in understanding both the short term care, including diagnosis and treatment, but also follow up care and careful monitoring to help our young patients get better today and be healthier tomorrow. We communicate and motivate toward success at all phases of care, including:

  • Multi-disciplinary pre-operative clinic
  • Consults with physician specialists and heart surgeons, as needed
  • Post-procedure care
  • Team care

Cardiac Surgery Center: What to expect during your pre-operative visit.

Surgery can be scary for our young patients and their families, so we have created this informative video to help answer questions about what to expect during your pre-operative visit.

 

Support Across Arkansas Children’s

The Heart Center at Arkansas Children’s helps overcome barriers a family may face when caring for loved ones. From assistance finding short or long-term housing, optimal scheduling of appointments, arranging transportation, meal assistance and interpreter services – our goal is to help make your visit as uncomplicated as possible. 

In addition to our advanced and high-tech care, we offer services to make your stay more pleasant – for both children and parents alike. Our telemetry care provides ECG monitoring by radio waves so patients who require monitoring of their heart rhythm can move around in the hallways and play areas without remaining attached to a heart monitor. The Center also includes a playroom for children of all ages including a wide variety of stations, movies, video games and a computer with controlled Internet access.

Family Centered Care at the Heart Center

We approach every aspect of heart care - from your initial diagnosis through treatment – and even including long term care management, if necessary, from a family perspective. Arkansas Children’s believes in a model of care that motivates kids toward optimal health through safe, high quality and comprehensive medical care. We support each patient and family member with:

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Support
  • Advocacy

Family Support Services for Assistance When Needed

Our team provides Family Support Services to provide assistance to patients and family members, when needed. We offer a range of services and specialists, including Child Life Specialists, Chaplains, Pet Therapists and Music Therapists that help families manage the various steps of care, answer questions or help with any unexpected issues. We’re here to help – both with medical concerns or help explain our programs or processes.