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Children's Heart Centre

BC Children’s Heart Centre is part of BC Children’s Hospital. Children’s Heart Centre provides leadership and excellence in the care of infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease. This mandate extends from antenatal diagnosis using fetal echocardiography through to early adulthood.

A multi-disciplinary team composed of experts in cardiac surgery, cardiology, nursing, and various allied health fields work together to provide exemplary family-centred care to children. Each year Children’s Heart Centre performs about 250 pediatric cardiac operations and another 100 minimally invasive procedures in the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab.


To provide excellent health care to children with congenital and acquired heart disease by providing leadership in family-centered care, clinical practice, education, and research throughout BC and the Yukon, and to ensure their transition to adult care.

Helpful Information for Families

Heart and Soul
This guide has in-depth information for you about congenital heart defects in children. 

Preparing Your Child For Surgery
Helpful hints to help you and your child prepare for cardiac surgery.

Video Tour to Prepare for Heart Surgery 
This video tour can give you a better idea of what to expect if your child will be having heart surgery.

Health Care Team
How to contact the many professionals you will meet in the Heart Centre.