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Pediatric Cardiology

New Children's Center Building On May 1, 2012, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center opened. This 205-bed facility is designed for 21st century pediatric medicine.

The Helen B. Taussig Congenital Heart Center

An experienced, multi-disciplinary team of physicians and healthcare specialists makes up the pediatric cardiac team at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. A team of pediatric cardiologists led by Joel Brenner, M.D. work together in the pre-operative evaluation of pediatric heart patients or adults with congenital heart disease.

The Helen B. Taussig Congenital Heart Center, a world leader in advancing pediatric cardiology care, continues to serve the needs of children from the mid-Atlantic region, around the country, and overseas. Since the first open-heart surgery to correct congenital heart defects in infants, we have developed a strong history of pediatric care.

We provide services in the following areas:

  • Congenital Heart Disease in Children
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Transplantation Evaluation
  • Complex Heart Rhythm Problems
  • Fetal Cardiology 
  • General Pediatric Cardiology
  • Genetic Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

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Some of the procedures we perform include:

  • Closure of atrial septal defect
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Cutting-edge cardiac imaging techniques
  • Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization
  • Echocardiography (2-D and 3-D)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Genetic cardiology
  • Heart transplantation
  • Relief from valve obstructions
  • Stent implantation
  • Stress echocardiography and nuclear stress testing
  • Stress and tilt tests
  • Radiofrequency ablation