Interventional Catheterization Program
Less pain, quicker recovery
If your child needs a heart catheterization, there’s no better place for that procedure than Children’s Hospital Boston. At Children’s, your child will be cared for by one of the largest and most experienced pediatric cardiac catheterization programs in the world. Our six dedicated catheterization specialist physicians perform more than 1,500 heart catheterization procedures each year.
For more than 20 years, our program has led efforts to develop and improve innovative catheterization procedures. We’ve created new approaches to common problems, like holes in the heart and narrowed valves. These problems can often be treated by catheterization, rather than open-heart surgery. We also specialize in treating rare, life-threatening problems that require extremely nuanced technical skills. Examples include combined catheter and medical treatment of pulmonary vein stenosis, innovative catheter and surgical approaches to multiple left heart obstructions, and replacement of pulmonary valves using only catheters in patients who have already had operations for Tetralogy of Fallot.
Conditions & Treatments
- Atrial septal defect (ASD)
- Coarctation of the aorta (COA)
- Coronary artery fistula
- Ebstein's anomaly
- Kawasaki disease
- Septal defects
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)