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February is Heart Month

Celebrating Our Heart Warriors

As Seen in Baltimore Magazine - Heart of a Warrior: Zeke’s Story

During a 22-week ultrasound appointment, Ashley Robinson’s doctors noticed something wasn’t right with her baby, Zeke’s, heart. Pediatric cardiologist William Ravekes revealed that her son had hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition in which the left side of the heart does not form correctly.

Pediatric Pacemaker: Ellie's Story

Diagnosed with long qt syndrome (LQTS), Ellie Frankenfield has been monitored remotely by cardiac care experts at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center since she was six months old. After being told that a pacemaker would be needed, Ellie and her mother traveled from North Carolina to Johns Hopkins for a pacemaker procedure.

Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization: Zach’s Story

With a diagnosis of tetralogy of fallot (TOF) and two surgeries by six-years-old, Zach McKinley was referred to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center's pediatric heart team for a cardiac catheterization procedure.

US News & World Report: Best Children's Hospitals, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, 2021-22

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Named a Best Children’s Hospital 2022–23 
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Comprehensive Treatment for Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults

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.


Research at the Heart Center

A researcher working at the Heart Center

The Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center includes a team of researchers expanding what we know about pediatric and congenital heart conditions.


Meet Our Pediatric and Congenital Heart Team

Get to know the dedicated specialists providing expert care to your child.


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Learn about common procedures at the at the Heart Center and what to expect when you visit.


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