Congenital Heart Valve Program | Overview
The Congenital Heart Valve Program, part of the #1-ranked children's hospital, is dedicated to the care of children and adults with congenital heart defects that involve absent or poorly functioning heart valves.
Why Boston Children's Congenital Heart Valve Program?
Our care is driven by our research. To offer new and improved treatments to our patients, our scientists investigate many aspects of the heart and the conditions that affect it.
Christopher Baird, MD, leads the Congenital Heart Valve Program at Boston Children's Hospital.
Our cardiologists and surgeons have a strong record of excellence in caring for patients with heart valve disease. We focus on surgical valve repair rather than replacement, and whenever possible we take the most minimally invasive approach to treatment.
Using innovative three-dimensional imaging, we determine the right approach for treating heart valve disease. With our new catheter techniques, we can improve the function of heart valves that were once considered untreatable. Through clinical trials and evaluations of different techniques, we are determining the safety and effectiveness of new surgical valve therapies.
Read more about the latest research and developments in Congenital Heart Valve surgeries and management.