When it comes to repairing the smallest hearts, nothing matters more than experience, says Stephen Roth, MD, MPH, director of the Heart Center. Stanford Children’s Health is home to the premier pediatric heart center on the West Coast. We have more experience repairing heart disorders in babies and children than anyone else has.
That is one powerful reason why, even though our dedicated pediatric heart surgeons and cardiologists treat the most difficult cases anywhere, our outcomes are better and our patients’ lengths of stay are shorter. It’s also why families around the world choose Stanford Children’s Health’s Children's Heart Center, which has over 250 dedicated faculty and staff members, including 8 pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, 42 pediatric cardiologists, 11 pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, 3 radiologists specializing in heart imaging and 150 cardiac specialist nurses.
Little Teagan’s doctors discovered that she had a complex, life-threatening heart condition. That was hard for her parents to hear—because Teagan hadn’t even been born yet.