The Heart Area comprises the different departments which provide services to patients with diseases: the Cardiology Department and the Heart Surgery Department.
Our professionals diagnose and treat babies, children and adolescents who present with congenital structural heart defects, arrhythmias and cardiac electric conduction disorders, and congenital or acquired heart pathologies from the fetal stage to adulthood.
We strive to offer the patient the best possible treatment with the standards of the best hospitals in the world. We are one of the areas with the lowest surgical mortality rates in Europe, as well as a very low re-operation rate.
We perform congenital heart defect surgery on newborns, infants and adolescents. Heart defects are diagnosed and treated early with minimal hospitalisation so that the child's life can go back to normal as soon as possible.
Currently, our outcomes are better than the European average (European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Registry) and equivalent to leading centres worldwide such as Boston Children's Hospital. The survival rate for our cardiac surgery patients is 98.8%.
Heart surgery on congenital malformations
It is not covered by public health
Fetal and pediatric cardiac catheterisation
Ablation for childhood cardiac arrhythmias
Pediatric Intensive Care
We are one of the units with the lowest surgical mortality in Europe and a low incidence of repeat interventions, treating more than 8,000 children with heart disorders each year. In addition, our inpatients spend 7-8 days recovering after a surgery, half the time of other Spanish pediatric hospitals.
Less than 1% of our patients need to undergo further surgery in the immediate postoperative period due to complications.
At the forefront of knowledge
The Heart Area has its own research group with three main fields of interest: arrhythmias and sudden death, the impact of congenital heart disease on the neurodevelopment of babies, and the cardiological impact of systemic diseases.