Our multi-disciplinary team provides excellent health care ranging from prenatal diagnosis to early adulthood care.
The clinic provides diagnostic services and comprehensive treatment and care options, including:
- dysautonomia program
- heart function program
- heart transplant program
- interventional cardiac catheterisation program
- inherited arrhythmia program
- neurodevelopmental follow-up for patients with congenital heart disease
- pulmonary hypertension program
- screening for congenital heart disease
The Children’s Heart Centre is a training hub where health professionals build expertise in cardiac care. Trainees further enhance the quality of care provided, and
research conducted here helps improve patient health outcomes.
Your connection with our cardiac team begins with an individual consultation with a Heart Centre physician or nurse clinician.
This includes detailed discussion of:
- your child’s heart condition
- planned diagnostic tests and procedures, including printed literature
- prescribed medications, including administration, side effects and monitoring requirements
- when to seek additional medical attention for your child
- how to optimize your child’s care, both before and after surgery
We provide complete support and aftercare, monitoring patients through the years as they grow, develop and thrive.
Our commitment to
family-centred care means that we educate and support parents to safeguard their child’s health.
We empower parents with:
- Help with infants and children who have difficulty feeding or gaining weight due to some forms of congenital heart disease. Dieticians, nurses, occupational therapists and lactation consultants are available for individual consultation and support.
- Opportunities for connections through the
Children’s Heart Network for parent-to-parent support.
- Information about upcoming conferences, youth events and family support services.
- Overview of medications or immunizations to decrease the risk of infectious diseases.
- Supporting children to meet their developmental milestones – your cardiac team is available to discuss concerns and refer families to appropriate hospital and community support services.
In addition, we recommend the
Western Canadian Children’s Heart Network and
Children’s Heart Network as resources for parents.
The Heart Centre provides specialized support for youth aged 12 and up, including individual consultations to review diagnoses and management plans.
We empower teens with:
Hearts of Gold, a congenital heart disease support group, in collaboration with Children’s Heart Network.
ON TRAC, a team of care providers who help youth graduate from the pediatric health care system and transition to adult medical care.
- Opportunity to participate in the biannual Growing up with Heart Disease conference, covering subjects including transitioning to adult care, sexual health, and medical and surgical advances in the treatment and management of congenital heart defects.
- Two-day youth camp, organized through Hearts of Gold at Camp Summit, Squamish, BC.
BC Children’s Hospital
Youth Program offers services ranging from wellness information to transition support.
We also recommend these written resources:
Our clinic is located in the main hospital building, just past Second Cup (near Entrance 11). See the
Community Map (PDF).
Every week we conduct pediatric cardiology clinics at
Surrey Memorial Hospital, 13750 - 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC. (Interactive map.)
We also provide
community clinics at several BC locations through our Provincial Partnerships program.