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Pediatric Heart Surgery

UVA's Fetal Heart Program provides heart surgery options for infants with complex congenital heart defects.

Many babies born with complex congenital heart defects need intervention shortly after birth. And that often means heart surgery.

Surgery includes:

  • Complex single ventricle repairs like the Norwood operation (Norwood-Sano) for hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators for babies with heart block
  • Pediatric cardiac transplant

Congenital heart surgery on babies at UVA is performed in a particular operating room, where the goal is teamwork.

Because babies are so different from adults, they require a set group of experienced medical professionals who know how to treat pediatric heart conditions, and that's what we provide at UVA.

Conditions our surgeons treat:

  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Single ventricle anomalies
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Coronary artery anomalies
  • Atrial septal defects (ASD)
  • Infant Heart Transplant
  • Atrioventricular septal defect (AV canals)
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Mitral valve repair

Our program also offers at-home monitoring for babies with complex single ventricle defects. This is part of a national quality initiative to help improve the survival of patients.

Contact Us

Email: uvafetal@virginia.edu
Fax: 434.924.9077

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