Cardiac Volumes & Outcomes

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  • Cardiothoracic surgery volumes
  • Surgical volumes by age
  • Cardiac catheterization lab volumes
  • Electrophysiology volumes
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI)
  • Survival rates by complexity of procedure
  • Survival rates at discharge (all operations)
  • Survival rates at discharge, by operation
  • Length of stay by operation


Children’s is one of the highest volume pediatric heart centers in the country with patient outcomes comparable to the national average.*

Why do volumes matter?

You want an experienced team to care for your child. High volumes mean we can provide dedicated cardiac staff, hospital space and technology. Research shows that centers that perform a higher number of complex heart surgeries have better patient outcomes.

Why is demonstrating outcomes important?

At Sibley Heart Center, care does not stop at the bedside. We measure and track how our patients are doing after treatment. This allows us to evaluate our treatments and ensure we are providing high-quality care.

By participating in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), we can compare our patient outcomes to national averages. By participating in the Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Performance System (VPS), we can compare our critical care data to other participating pediatric hospitals across the country. 

*Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
**Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Performance System (VPS)