The heart of it all | MUSC Pediatric & Congenital Heart Center Ranked by U.S. News & World Report | #4 Nation - Overall, #1 Nation - Overall | Best Children's Hospitals U.S. News & World Report 2022-23

Pediatric & Congenital Heart Center

At MUSC Children’s Health Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center, our mission is to provide the highest level of care and achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient. Physicians and care team members fulfill this mission through:

  • Utilizing the most advanced medical and surgical treatment strategies tailored to the individual
  • Providing comprehensive and compassionate family-centered care
  • Taking a coordinated team approach both within MUSC and with our referring providers
  • Leading and participating in innovative and ground-breaking discoveries

Why Choose the MUSC Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center?

Our team treats the full spectrum of heart disorders, from the common and simple to the rare and most complex. Our patients range from babies still in the womb to adults. With a team of experts, including 3 cardiac surgeons, 7 cardiac anesthesiologists, and more than 20 cardiologists, the MUSC Children’s Health Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center is among the largest pediatric heart programs in the country. We offer numerous sub-specialty programs, encompassing all types of heart disease. Our depth and experience allow us to specialize in all areas of cardiology, including cardiac catheterization, cardiac critical care, echocardiography, advanced 3-dimensional imaging, heart failure, arrhythmias and electrophysiology.

Unrivaled Outcomes

The Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at MUSC Children’s Health is recognized across the nation as a leader in the highly specialized fields of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. Our surgical outcomes rank among the best centers in the world and are the best in the country as ranked by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2022 – 23. We believe in the importance of being transparent with our outcomes and provide public reporting through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). In fact, for the five years the STS provided a star rating (2016 – 2020), our Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center was the recipient of a 3-star rating, denoting the highest category of quality, in all five years. The number of 3-star recipients for each cycle ranged from only six to twelve out of approximately 120 centers nationally. This recognition of consistently exceptional care is unique.

 

Cardiac Conditions We Treat

  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Heart failure
  • Heart murmurs
  • Heart transplantation
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Pediatric obesity
  • Pericarditis
  • Problems affecting the coronary arteries and blood vessels
  • Problems involving heart rhythm
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Syncope

Heart Center Services

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

The MUSC Children’s Health Heart Center’s Adult Congenital (present from birth) Heart Disease program offers patients a comprehensive management team.

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

The MUSC Children’s Health Heart Center is one of the few pediatric centers to offer state-of-the-art programs in both cardiac (CT) & cardiac (cMRI).

Cardiac ICU

The MUSC Children’s Health Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) team provides care for children who need complex medical and surgical treatment.

Cardiology

MUSC pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, and heart specialists diagnose and treat children's cardiac disorders in Charleston and throughout South Carolina.

Cardio-Oncology Clinic

We work in conjunction with cancer specialists in the FACT Program and follow up with patients post chemotherapy.

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

The MUSC Children’s Health Heart Center has cardiothoracic anesthesiologists who plan safe anesthesia use based on the unique needs of each child.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgeons at MUSC Children's Health excel in all surgical procedures for cardiac disorders, with more than 350 operations performed annually.

Echocardiography

The MUSC Pediatric Echocardiography Lab is a full-service imaging program, performing routine, complex and fetal echocardiograms.

Fetal Heart Program

The MUSC Fetal Heart Program provides comprehensive care for mothers carrying babies with a confirmed or suspected heart problem.

Heart Health Program

The Heart Health Program is a comprehensive service encompassing both pediatric weight management and preventative cardiology services.

Heart Rhythm Program

The MUSC Children’s Health Heart Rhythm Program provides comprehensive evaluation & management of arrhythmias in the fetus, infant, child, adolescent & adults.

Single Ventricle Care Program

The MUSC Children’s Health Heart Center Interstage Monitoring Program prevents life-threatening events & improves growth between newborn & 2nd stage operations.

Tracheal Stenosis Progam

The MUSC Children’s Health Heart Center treats kids with congenital tracheal stenosis. To date, our one-year survival rate after slide tracheoplasty is 100%.

Locations

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital + Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion

10 McClennan Banks Drive

Charleston, SC 29425

Main: 843-792-2300

Cardiology Greenville

200 Patewood Drive

Suite: A200

Greenville, SC 29615

Heart Center Beaufort

122 Okatie Center Boulevard North

Suite: 230

Okatie, SC 29909

Heart Center Tidelands Health

MUSC Childrens Health at Tidelands

4040 Highway 17 Bypass

Suite 306

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Heart Center at Summey Medical Pavilion

R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion

2250 Mall Drive

Floor: 2nd

North Charleston, SC 29406

Heart Center Mount Pleasant

After Hours Care Mount Pleasant

2705 Highway 17

Suite 100

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

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