Pediatric heart specialists at Rush provide personalized, compassionate care for congenital (present at birth) and acquired heart disorders, These doctors treat young patients of all ages, from fetuses and newborns to children, adolescents and teenagers.
Whenever possible, the specialists at the center perform minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions such as atrial septal defects and patent ductus arteriosus. Compared to traditional open-heart surgery, these procedures offer the following benefits:
- Smaller incisions
- Shorter recovery times
- Less bleeding
- Lower risk of infection
When children with congenital heart disease become adults, they are able to transition to the Rush Adult Congenital Heart Center for continued lifelong monitoring and care.