Choosing our Heart Center
When your child's heart is broken, you want the best possible pediatric specialty team available to mend it. The vast technology and expertise available in our innovative programs, combined with the depth of knowledge and skill of our specialists, give Cook Children's a superior level of outcomes.
As part of our collaborative nature, we have access to the full support of a wide array of our pediatric specialties including neurosciences, genetics, hematology and other specialties that might be required to support your child's specific issue. Your child will also have access to state-of-the-art testing and diagnostics with a focus on technology that is minimally or noninvasive whenever possible. And that means giving you and your child the best treatment options and care choices available to repair their heart and help them grow and lead active lives.
Located right in the heart of Texas, and the nation, our fast-growing center includes:
And we are currently in the planning stages for an expanded center, scheduled to open in 2017. Like the love we have for each of our patients, our Heart Center just keeps on growing.
Our team of specialists
"When Dr. Roten treated my son, she told me he just had a little hole in his heart we need to patch. In that moment,
she took my hand and never let go. When my daughter was born, she and her team had a plan in place for her heart, too. Putting the care of my children in their hands
was the easy part of a difficult journey." - Litza Vance
Lead by recognized board-certified pediatric cardiac specialists, our Heart Center team includes:
- Cardiothoracic surgeons
- Cardiac intensivists
- Cardiac diagnosticians
- Cardiac anesthesiologists
- Physician assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Child Life specialists
- Social workers
- Medical interpreters
- Clinical dietitians
Testing and diagnosis
Great outcomes begin with accurate testing and diagnoses. From EKGs to advanced 3D modeling and cardiac catheterization to state-of-the-art fetal echocardiography, the Heart Center at Cook Children's is well equipped to evaluate your child's condition and design not just a treatment plan, but a plan for life.
As parents ourselves, the expert pediatric cardiology team at Cook Children's understands your fears and works to ease them by making you a part of the team. From the very beginning, we will include you in the care of your child so that you can make the most informed decisions and choices that are right for your child and your family.
A major illness or long-term condition can impact the entire family physically, emotionally, and financially. So, in addition to our doctors and nurses, our family services programs offer support for the patient and the entire family. From Child Life specialists and social services to activities and sibling support programs and more, these programs are designed to help ease the way along your journey.
We're here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. For resources, education or more information on support, click here. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2140.