Congenital Heart Conditions & Treatments Overview

As an international referral center for children with complex congenital heart disease, the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Center is one of the largest and best pediatric heart programs in the United States.

From diagnosis and medical management of common cardiac disorders to groundbreaking therapies for complex congenital heart conditions, our team is committed to providing the most advanced evidence-based care for infants, children and adolescents with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease, as well as for adults with congenital heart disease.

Discover the Michigan Difference:

  • Experience matters. We perform more cardiac surgical and open-heart procedures than nearly every other program in the nation. Research shows that this experience is a key determinant of quality of care, and our cardiac surgery outcomes reflect this expertise.
  • Important discoveries and bold new approaches to care. U-M physicians revolutionized the surgical approach to treating hypoplastic left heart syndrome. We are now a world leader in caring for children with HLHS. Our specialists are leading innovative research into new medicines, procedures, processes and equipment that will revolutionize the outlook for congenital heart patients around the world. The National Institutes of Health respects our work so much that we are one of the nation's best-funded research programs.
  • Each patient is an individual. We develop an individual care plan for each and every patient. Our internationally recognized team of cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, cardiac nurses, anesthesiologists and allied health professionals specializes in caring for this special group of patients.
  • Focused on kids being kids. We were the first pediatric hospital in the country to create a Child Life program where children can still be children even though they are sick.