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Having the most state-of-the-art facilities means the best place to treat your child's heart. Below are just some of the spaces in and around SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital that keep us at the top of our game and in tune with the latest technology and treatments.

Dallas Heart Center

The Dorothy and Larry Dallas Heart Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon is a comprehensive heart center for children with congenital heart defects. When your child is diagnosed with a heart defect, our teams of pediatric cardiologists and pediatric heart surgeons work together to design a treatment plan to best fit your child’s needs.

At our children’s heart center, our advanced technology includes electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, cardiac MRI, oximetry and stress testing. Our team has the region’s only pediatric hybrid cardiac catheterization suite, to diagnose and treat heart problems in the same setting for faster recovery and better outcomes, in addition to dedicated suites for pediatric heart surgery.

Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suite

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital has the region’s only pediatric hybrid cardiac catheterization suite, a unique space that allows a pediatric cardiologist to work alongside the region’s top pediatric cardiac surgeons to find and fix a patient’s congenital heart defect in the same space. Having the ability to diagnose and treat problems at the same time means safer care, faster healing and a better recovery process for our young patients.

At other heart centers, children with urgent problems discovered during a cardiac catheterization would move into an operating room for pediatric cardiothoracic surgery during a separate procedure in a separate space. During a heart procedure on a sick child, every single minute is critical to providing the highest level of care. In this innovative hybrid suite, the heart team is able to quickly transition from a cardiac catheterization to an open-heart surgery. By performing these procedures in the same space and in the same time frame, our team is able to dramatically improve patient outcomes.

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Imaging Center

The Imaging Center combines the most advanced pediatric diagnostic imaging in the region with a focus on comfort for children. Conveniently located next to the Dallas Heart Center, the Imaging Center provides more comprehensive information about a young child’s heart than ever before.

Young patients can receive a cardiac MRI from a unique space completely customized for them. By using an iPad, patients can choose the color and theme of their room as well as what videos they watch on the flat-screen TV built into the ceiling above the MRI machine.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the only pediatric critical care unit in St. Louis staffed around the clock by attending critical care medicine specialists. Through our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, our specialists are able to provide the highest level of care to the most sick patients.

Many heart patients stay in the PICU before and after heart surgery. This critical care specialty unit is staffed by the most highly qualified physicians and nurses, trained to care for the most complex diagnoses.

St. Louis Fetal Care Institute

Our cardiologists offer the best possible care for your child prior to birth. Our team provides screening for congenital heart disease, counseling for your family, and preparation for congenital heart disease intervention after birth.

Once a congenital heart disease is detected, your family will meet the surgeon who will be working with you, as well as the intensive care and neonatology staff.

Our cardiologists perform many fetal echo tests per year, along with fetal arrhythmias. The team of fetal specialists is dedicated to providing you and your baby with excellent care and expectations at our St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.

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