Our pediatric heart specialists provide advanced diagnosis and treatment for the youngest patients in the womb through adulthood in one place. From the first “blue baby” operation to modern minimally invasive procedures, our Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center delivers patient- and family-centered care based on the latest research and technology.
More About the Heart Center
Get information on our many pediatric cardiology locations.
Meet Our Team
Get to know the dedicated specialists providing expert care to your child.
Discover the most recent work of our pediatric heart experts.
Learn about our training program for careers in pediatric cardiology.
Innovations in Pediatric Congenital Heart Defect Treatment
Dr. John Thomson, interventional cardiologist, discusses minimally-invasive techniques, including stent procedures, duct closures and valve replacements, which are proved effective for pediatric patients with congenital cardiac issues.
Children’s Center Team Rushes to Save Newborn With Congenital Heart Condition
Just hours after Eve McLennan’s birth, her heart wasn’t pumping blood properly enough to survive. Her care team, including those from the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center rushed to save her.
A New Progressive Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit
Our innovative hospital unit is designed to strengthen care and reduce length of stay and readmissions for patients discharged from the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit.
Clinical Connection: Pediatric Heart
Intended for physicians to discover the latest in biomedical research and clinical innovation from Johns Hopkins experts. Clinical Connection fetures educational videos and engaging peer-to peer articles, as well as information on our clinical trials and CME courses.
A New Center for Congenital Heart Disease Treatment
Learn how our center was developed at Johns Hopkins to provide the best quality of treatment for your child.
“Our goal is to provide a service line of care, where patients and their families can call one phone number and have access to outpatient care, surgeries, postoperative care and research studies,” says pediatric cardiac surgeon Bret Mettler, M.D.
The 'Blue Baby' Operation
In 1944, surgeons at Johns Hopkins successfully performed the first “blue baby” operation, a procedure that increases pulmonary blood flow in patients with tetralogy of Fallot.
Learn more about this groundbreaking procedure and meet a former patient who visited the hospital 74 years after his surgery.