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Cook Children's Heart Center

Cook Children's HeartCenter and Oncology
Cook Children's Heart Center
Cook Children's Heart Center
Cook Children's Heart Center
Cook Children's HeartCenter and Oncology
Cook Children's Heart Center
Cook Children's HeartCenter and Oncology
Cook Children's HeartCenter and Oncology

Specializing in matters of the heart

No one ever wants to hear that their child has a heart condition, but when you do, it's good to know that some of the finest doctors in cardiac care are only a heartbeat away at Cook Children's Medical Center. For nearly a century, Cook Children's has provided leading-edge care for children across the state of Texas, from around the country and, sometimes, even the globe.

IvyIvy's Story

Meet Ivy, a Cook Children's cardiology patient with a complex heart condition. Ivy was born with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and dextrocardia. Learn how the care provided by Cook Children's Heart Center has allowed her to get back to the business of being a toddler and enjoying life.

Advanced technologyAdvanced technology

Advanced technology and research allows our team to provide continually improving outcomes for patients.

Have a question? If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call 682-885-2140.

Cook Children's is one of the few pediatric facilities in the nation to offer full-service cardiology care. Our rapidly growing heart center is quickly becoming one of the leading centers for newborns, children, adolescents and young adults with acquired or congenital heart and cardiovascular disorders and diseases. At Cook Children's, our goal is to work closely with our patients, their families and referring physicians to determine the best plan of treatment for the one thing that matters most: your child's well-being.

Pediatric Heart Failure Accreditation logoNationally accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute. Cook Children’s Heart Center has been awarded the elite distinction of becoming an Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute. We combine cutting-edge technology with compassion and a family-centered approach to pediatric cardiac care and congenital heart surgery. Cook Children’s is the 2nd pediatric facility in Texas and the 7th pediatric healthcare facility in the nation to earn this title.

Why a pediatric heart center?

When children arrive in this world their bodies—including the heart and cardiovascular system—are still developing, and will continually grow and change until they reach full maturity in early adulthood. From our technology to our highly skilled pediatric cardiac care specialists, our Heart Center is designed to meet the unique needs of our patients. From tiny preemies right into adulthood, and all the ages and stages in between, we’re here to deliver the precise care each of our Heart Center patients need to get back to the business of growing up, as quickly and safely as possible.

Choosing Cook Children's Heart Center team

When your child is in the care of the Cook Children's Heart Center, you can trust they are in excellent hands, thanks to our team of pediatric anesthesiologists, cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, cardiothoracic surgeons, perfusionists, ECMO specialists and nurse specialists. When you combine our amazing team with state-of-the-art technology and family-centered care, you are ensuring that your child will receive the best possible care.

We offer the latest advancements in care and treatment for minor issues to the most complicated and complex heart diseases and ailments that can afflict a child's heart. Our services are many and include:

In addition to our extensive medical care, we offer world-class support programs for children, teens and young adults in both our inpatient and outpatient care patients. Parents, siblings, caregivers and family members will also find a variety of support programs to help with everything from coping with your child's condition to dealing with stress to meeting financial needs. When it comes to cardiac care at Cook Children's, everything we do, we do with heart.


Heart CenterProject ADAM saves lives! It is estimated that approximately 2,000 people under the age of 25 will lose their lives due to sudden cardiac arrest, many during athletic events. Cook Children’s Heart Center is working to prevent these tragedies. Find out how we’re helping to save young lives one school, one heartbeat at a time through our Project ADAM program. Learn more about what we're doing, and why it's important to you, too.


Selecting a specialistSelecting a specialist

Hearing that your child has a heart condition is scary and emotional. Suddenly you're overwhelmed with decisions about medical care—one of the most important of which is choosing a specialist. But where do you begin?

Preparing for your child's visitPreparing for your child's visit

Whether this is your first visit to our Heart Center or you're preparing your child for a medical test or procedure, there are some things you can do ahead of time to make your visit more comfortable. Learn more.

Educational resourcesEducational resources

We've collected tools and information to help you navigate your child's condition, find patient and family support groups, attend camps with full medical support for patients, plus links to community and educational resources. Learn more.


Heart CenterDid you know? A child's heart is the same size as his or her fist, which means it's very tiny. As we grow our hearts grow. So, how big is your heart? Hold up your fist and you will see. Of course, our emotional "hearts" are as big as big can be.


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