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Wolfson Children's Hospital Congenital Heart

Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart that is present at birth. As leaders in congenital heart care, the Wolfson Children’s Terry Heart Institute cardiovascular experts provide diagnosis, advanced treatment and monitoring of congenital heart defects for more than 8,000 children and adults a year, no matter their age.

C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute

Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides pediatric cardiology in partnership with University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more

Children’s Congenital Heart Services

Our pediatric cardiac experts at Wolfson Children’s Hospital have special training and experience needed to accurately diagnose and offer the most advanced treatments available for your child.

Adult Congenital Heart Services

Whether you were just diagnosed or you’ve been managing your condition throughout your adult life, the experts in our Adult Congenital Heart Program are here to offer you the latest in advanced treatments that allow you to live life to the fullest.

C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute

Quality and Outcomes

Wolfson Children’s is dedicated to the very best cardiac care and outcomes for every patient. We believe that what gets measured always gets better, and this focus on quality ensures the best care for our patients. Our outcomes are some of the best in the country, and we provide this information alongside national benchmarks from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) so you can make better decisions about your child’s care.

Overall Survival Rates for Pediatric Surgery1

July 2015 – June 2019

Wolfson Children's Hospital 96.9%, STS National Benchmark 97.2%

Neonatal Heart Surgery Survival Rates1

July 2015 – June 2019

Wolfson Children's Hospital 92.3%, STS National Benchmark 92.0%

High-Complexity Stat 4 Heart Surgeries1

July 2015 – June 2019

Wolfson Children's Hospital 94.1%, STS National Benchmark 93.9%

High-Complexity Stat 5 Heart Surgeries1

July 2015 – June 2019

Wolfson Children's Hospital 90.9%, STS National Benchmark 86.6%
  1. Based on 842 congenital heart operations during the last 4 years.