Cardiac Volumes and Outcomes

Even for complex operations, such as the Norwood procedure, survival rates for Children's patients are better than the national average.

What does this data mean?

This graph shows survival rates for the Norwood procedure. The Norwood is the one of the most complex and high-risk operations performed at Children's. Even for complex operations, such as the Norwood procedure, survival rates for Children’s patients are better than the national average.

What is the Norwood procedure?

The Norwood procedure is the first in a series of three open heart operations done for a patient with a severe heart condition, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) or another single ventricle defect. The three operations improve the condition of the child's heart. These operations do not cure or rebuild the heart completely.

How do we make sure we are providing high-quality care?

The Children’s Sibley Heart Center is the most complete pediatric cardiac program in Georgia and the largest in the Southeast.

We continue to support families even after they leave the hospital.

  • Our Kids at Heart program is an opportunity for families and children with congenital heart defects to connect, learn and share experiences.
  • Camp Braveheart is a chance for kids with congenital heart disease or heart transplant to experience camp and make lifelong memories.