Why Choose the Heart Failure and Transplant Program

We take a collaborative, family-centered approach to caring for children with heart failure. Your child’s healthcare team will include:

  • Cardiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Cardiac anesthesiologists
  • Intensive care physicians
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Heart transplant physicians
  • Rehabilitation physicians
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical and occupational therapists

The members of this team work together to ensure that every patient receives the most appropriate care for their stage of heart failure.

Transitioning to a circulatory support device or heading home after a heart transplant can be a scary and difficult experience for children and their family members. CHOP’s child life experts and social workers support patients and their families. Our team provides education and training to families to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

At CHOP, many of our Cardiac Center physicians also specialize in caring for children with single ventricle heart defects. Children with single ventricle defects have a higher risk of developing heart failure. Here, your family will benefit from our expertise in treating children with these CHDs, and receive dedicated support from the Infant Single Ventricle Monitoring Program, the Single Ventricle Survivorship Program and the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center