Cardiac Center


The Cardiac Center at CHOP offers a number of video resources for families and healthcare professionals.

Hope for the Smallest Hearts

This series of educational videos was created to help you understand congenital heart conditions and learn about the advanced treatment and pioneering research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. You'll also hear from families whose children have been treated here.

Advancing Care for Single Ventricle Heart Defects

Watch the story of Jason and Stosh, both born with a single ventricle heart defect. Learn about the advances in heart care that have made it possible to diagnose heart defects prior to a baby's birth, and to offer treatment and long-term care that give children born with single ventricle heart defects a more optimistic outlook.

About the Fetal Heart Program

Doctors and nurses talk about the Fetal Heart Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. From referral and diagnosis to planning and delivery to treatment and the future, doctors and nurses are making great strides in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects.

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a severe congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. In this 30-minute video, you'll learn how experts from the Fetal Heart Program and Cardiac Center diagnose HLHS in utero and treat it using advanced medical and surgical techniques, many of which were developed at CHOP.

Single Ventricle Malformations

Single ventricle malformations are a group of congenital heart defects in which one of the heart’s pumping chambers (ventricles) develops improperly and cannot effectively circulate blood. In this 28-minute video, you'll learn how experts in the Fetal Heart Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia diagnose and monitor single ventricle malformations before birth, allowing effective treatment to begin right after delivery.

Tetralogy of Fallot

This 27-minute video explains Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a congenital heart malformation in which blood flow is blocked from entering the lungs. Experts from the Fetal Heart Program and the Cardiac Center discuss how they diagnose TOF before birth, monitor babies through pregnancy and delivery, and surgically repair the defect.

Transposition of the Great Arteries

Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a severe congenital condition in which the body’s largest arteries are incorrectly attached to the chambers of the heart. In this 23-minute video, you'll learn how experts from the Fetal Heart Program and the Cardiac Center identify TGA during pregnancy, support the baby's delivery, and provide surgery and comprehensive care after birth.

Youth Heart Watch

Gone in a Heartbeat

This video series about sudden cardiac arrest shares the stories of several families whose children died unexpectedly. Learn more about sudden cardiac arrest and Youth Heart Watch program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The goal of the program is to significantly reduce sudden cardiac arrest and death among children.

For Healthcare Professionals: Managing Transposition of the Great Arteries

Learn how you can effectively manage transposition of the great arteries (TGA).

Fetal Echocardiogram

TGA is the most commonly missed prenatal cardiac diagnosis, despite excellent imaging modalities. Jack Rychik, MD, director of the Fetal Heart Program, presents guidelines to help clinicians accurately identify TGA by fetal echocardiogram.

Surgical Repair

Surgical repair of TGA is a complex procedure, requiring extensive experience with the anomaly. Cardiothoracic surgeon Peter Gruber, MD, PhD, presents brief excerpts from an arterial switch operation performed at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


The Genetic Roots of Heart Disease

Genetics and cardiac researchers led by Peter Gruber, MD, PhD, have discovered a genetic variant on chromosome 5 that strongly raises the risk of congenital heart disease. Dr. Gruber discusses this breakthrough study.

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