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High-tech; high touch. For your child, the Pediatric Heart Program at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, offers the best of both worlds. Our UW-Madison faculty physicians offer world-class care in a modern, technologically-advanced yet intimate, family-friendly facility that wins a big "thumbs up" from children and families.

 
American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Program: Gabriel's story

Great Outcomes. Bright Futures. Outstanding Service.

Our pediatric heart surgery patients experience exceptional outcomes, with a very low mortality rate of 1.6 percent, compared with a nationwide average of 3.4 percent* (2011-14 data). Our patient satisfaction scores and written comments consistently cite our reliable service as superior to that of other children's hospitals.
*Nationwide average according to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Program

Complex Heart Procedures

In 2014, American Family Children’s Hospital became the first in the world to use cutting-edge technology that reduces – by up to 50 percent – exposure to radiation for children who require catheterization, electrophysiology studies or other invasive heart procedures. Learn more about conditions and treatments
American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Program: McKinley

A Close Eye on Cognitive Development

Children who have open heart surgery during the first year of life are routinely referred for close examination at the Brain Care Clinic located across the street from the hospital at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. Learn more
American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Program: Our Team

Convenient Locations Across the State

To save families travel to and from Madison, our pediatric cardiologists routinely see patients in many Wisconsin communities, including Appleton, Beloit, Fond du Lac, Janesville, Oshkosh and Wausau. View clinics and phone numbers
American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Program: Meet Erika

Meet Erika

A serious injury left snocross racer Erika Rau with a severely damaged aorta and a fractured neck. She was rushed to UW Hospital and Clinics where doctors performed minimally invasive emergency heart surgery. During her recovery, she trained for and ran a marathon and is now back on the trails. Learn more about Erika or meet some of our other patients

American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Care: Preparing for your clinic visit Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Clinic