Children's Cardiac Centre

Who we are

The Children’s Cardiac Centre at PCH is Western Australia’s only specialist care service for infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired heart conditions.

PCH’s Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Diagnostic Services teams are all part of the Children’s Cardiac Centre.

Conditions we manage

Our experts see children and teenagers with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disorders. Examples of these conditions include:
  • Stenosis, or narrowing of blood vessels and other tissues in and around the heart
  • ‘Holes’ in the partitions (septums) between the heart chambers
  • Abnormal heart rhythms 
  • Disorders involving the location or function of blood vessels
  • Diseases of the heart muscle, such as myocarditis and cardiomyopathy 
  • Infectious diseases causing damage to the heart.

Services we provide

The Children’s Cardiac Centre provides services to both inpatients and outpatients, including:
  • Consultations
  • Cardiac diagnostic services, such as non-invasive tests, cardiac catheterisation and advanced interventional (non-surgical) procedures 
  • Western Australia’s sole paediatric cardiothoracic surgical service, including a specialist team for complex neonatal cardiac surgery 
The Centre also supports the Adult Congenital Heart Disease service of WA, including surgery for adults with congenital heart disease at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Referrals

Referral pathways for the Centre include:
  • Emergency referrals from the Emergency Department (ED) for urgent admissions and patients requiring surgery or non-operative treatment within 48 hours
  • Internal referrals from all inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care services, as well as the ED
  • External referrals from other metropolitan or rural hospitals and health services, GPs and private providers.

Location

Inpatient services: Ward 2A
Best lifts to use: Green 

Outpatient services:
Clinic G on Level 1
Best lifts to use: Pink or Green

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Contact us

Phone: 6456 2222 (PCH Switchboard)