Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Program
A pioneer in minimally invasive therapies for congenital heart disease, the Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Program at Yale performs diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures on patients with congenital heart disease from childhood into adulthood.
We perform a variety of procedures including closures of atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, and patent ductus arteriosus. Ours is the only congenital cardiac catheterization laboratory in Connecticut that offers transcatheter pulmonary valve replacements, including the Melody and Edwards valves. Yale New Haven Children's Hospital's digital pediatric catheterization suite features state-of-the-art equipment that allows for a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Our team has expertise in nonsurgical transcatheter treatment of aortic and pulmonary valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, intravascular stent placement for narrowed arteries and vessels, and blood vessel coil occlusion. Our interventional team also works collaboratively with our pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons to deliver the most innovative hybrid procedures that are intended to minimize surgical time and difficulty, while making patients safer. Through active participation in clinical trials, we continue to push the boundaries of noninvasive treatments to replace pulmonary valves and close atrial septal defects.