St. Joseph's Children's Hospital: Expert Pediatric Heart Care in Tampa Bay
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is a leading center for the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions in patients ranging from babies still in the womb to adults, performing more cardiovascular surgeries than any other hospital in Tampa Bay. Our new Heart Institute is scheduled to open in January 2014. We are Tampa Bay's primary referral source for pediatric heart surgery and treatment of congenital heart defects before and after birth. Whether your child has a common heart condition or one of the rarest, we will design a custom treatment plan which includes long-term support of your family.
You and your family can take comfort in knowing that the warm, personal St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in your community has a greater success rate for the diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiac conditions than many of the larger well-known heart centers around the country. We are the only hospital in Tampa Bay to offer the nonsurgical Melody Valve therapy to children needing pulmonary valve replacement. Our new 35,000-square-foot Heart Institute will feature dedicated areas for pediatric pre-operative and post-operative care, a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, new operating suites and three large catheterization labs which support our use of the Heart Team concept in treating your little one.
Your Child's Heart Care, in Our Experienced Hands
At St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, we provide the full spectrum of cardiac services, both non-invasive and invasive, as well as expert physician consultations. We are known nationally as a comprehensive center for children with single ventricle heart disease, specializing in simple and complex forms of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Our care may include 24-hour Holter and event monitoring, in-depth diagnostic testing or evaluation for pacemaker implantation. Our specialists will offer you expert advice throughout the process, and our patients' families are happy to share their own stories of our cardiology program.
We have detailed information on our website about our specific capabilities at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.
Please take the time to learn more about our superior pediatric heart surgery program and other related medical services below:
- Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiac Catheterization: Less invasive and accurate results with minimal recovery time, in a center designed for children.
- Electrophysiology Studies and Treatments: Conducted on-site in our lab designed for children.
- Fetal and Pediatric Echocardiography: We have the only program in Tampa Bay which has the Fetal Echocardiography ICAEL accreditation, and our Pediatric Echocardiography lab was one of the first four accredited in the United States.
- Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery: We perform hundreds of cardiac procedures a year on children.
- Congenital Heart Defects in Adults
- Pediatric Cardiac MRI
Now partnering with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for pediatric heart care
A new partnership between St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for pediatric heart services brings the expertise of some of the country’s top-ranking pediatric heart physicians to our community, providing families across Florida with unprecedented access to the highest level of pediatric heart care available.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a leader in the treatment of childhood conditions and diseases, a pioneer in the development of new and improved therapies, and a top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is one of 10 pediatric hospitals in the United States named to U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 2013–2014.
To contact us or learn more about the St. Joseph's Children's Heart Center of Excellence, call (813) 554-8500.