Congenital Heart Surgery

Akron Children's Heart Center performs open heart surgery and other procedures to correct or treat heart problems in infants, children, teens and adults with congenital heart defects.

Heart surgery at Akron Children's Hospital is provided in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic congenital heart surgery team. Children and young adults born with heart disease receive the most advanced diagnosis and treatment close to home throughout our northern Ohio congenital heart, surgical, quality and research collaborative that includes Akron Children's and Cleveland Clinic.

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Through advances in surgical procedures, the survival rate and quality of life for children with heart problems has improved significantly during the last 15 years.

Diagnostic evaluations have also progressed substantially. Many congenital heart defects, which occur in 8 out of 1,000 live births, are now identified before birth, which enables the surgical team to develop a surgical management plan before the child is born. This also has led to improved surgical outcomes.


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Congenital Heart Surgery
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Akron Children's Hospital
Heart Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 5200
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8521
Alt. Phone: 1-866-230-3463 (toll free)
Fax: 330-543-3850
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