Heart Failure and Transplant Program
When your child’s heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the needs of his body’s developing organs, he’s said to be experiencing heart failure. Heart failure in children can be a frightening diagnosis, but there are options available for managing this condition and delaying disease progression. The pediatric cardiac experts in the Heart Failure and Transplant Program have extensive experience treating heart failure in children of all ages. Our goal is to investigate all of the available options that could improve your child's health and quality of life, including medication therapy, the use of a ventricular assist device and heart transplantation.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Transplant Center has met extensive quality criteria to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by OptumHealth and an Institute of Excellence by Aetna.
Transplant Center Town Hall
The Pediatric Transplant Center held a Virtual Town Hall on September 7, 2021, to discuss frequently asked questions related to COVID-19, vaccines and back to school information transplant patients and families. Watch the recording.
Traveling to Philadelphia
If you are anxious about traveling to Philadelphia, we're here to support you. View our resources for patients and families to learn more information about preparing for your appointment, a guide to procedures, overnight and extended hospital stays, where to stay, billing and insurance, and a video about what to expect.
Our Programs and Services
Our pediatric heart transplant team is experienced in providing the full range of cardiovascular support to infants and children of all ages. Each individual on this team works together to provide the best chance for a successful transplant.