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Pediatric cardiac surgery

Keywords:
  • pediatric cardiac surgery
  • pediatric surgery

The New Children’s Hospital manages all heart operations and other demanding cardiac procedures on children in Finland.

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Each year, we perform just under 300 heart surgeries, about two thirds of which are open heart surgeries. 

Nearly one third of all surgical procedures are performed on infants less than 1 month old. Two thirds of the surgical patients are less than 1 year old. Some heart defects need to be corrected with phased surgery. Because of how children grow, we also need to perform revision surgeries: about one third of the procedures we perform are revision surgeries. 

Patients released from the operating room are initially treated at Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Laakso. They are then transferred to Inpatient Ward Vuori. 
 
Our treatment outcomes for heart surgery are of a high international standard.

Treatment facilities

Surgery and Anesthesia Unit, New Children's Hospital

In the Surgery and Anesthesia Unit of New Children's Hospital, we treat patients under the age of 16.

Ward Vuori, New Children's Hospital

Ward Vuori provides treatment for pediatric surgical patients and demanding pediatric cardiac diseases.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Laakso, New Children's Hospital

In Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Laakso at New Children's Hospital, we treat children who are critically or severely ill.