Cardiology | Fellowship | Heart Failure/Transplant
St. Louis Children’s Hospital has one of the most active pediatric heart failure and cardiac transplantation programs in the United States. It is a regional referral center for infants, children, and adolescents with heart failure secondary to congenital heart disease or cardiomyopathy. We also care for a growing population of adults with congenital heart disease that require heart transplantation. We perform approximately 20-25 heart transplantations each year at our institution, with a fair number of these patients bridged to transplant with the Berlin Heart, the only ventricular assist device available for children under 2 years of age, or the HeartWare HVAD in the older patient population. Fellows gain experience managing the acute care of these complex patients during their inpatient service and CICU months. Additionally, fellows rotate on this service for one month during their second year, which encompasses inpatient service, the outpatient specialty clinic for pediatric heart failure/cardiac transplantation, and optional organ procurement trips.
Heart Transplant Program