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Rady Children’s is committed to safely meeting the health care needs of all children in our community and protecting everyone from exposure to COVID-19. In addition to select on-site visits, we are now offering video (telemedicine) visits from your computer or mobile device. Telemedicine visits are convenient, effective, safe and available for many of the services we offer. For more information, please contact us. Learn more.


The Division of Cardiology, part of the Heart Institute, provides comprehensive cardiac services and specialized care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as for some adult patients, with a history of congenital and acquired heart disease. Expert care is provided by the highly skilled and experienced cardiologists of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego.

The expertise of Rady Children’s Heart team and cutting-edge technology helped keep Kupono alive. Read his amazing story.

U.S. News Best Hospitals BadgeAlong with the Cardiovascular Surgery division, our program is a major referral center for Imperial, Riverside and Orange counties, as well as for Hawaii, New Mexico, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim islands. We not only strive to provide the highest quality care for infants, children and adults born with congenital heart defects, but to advance the current knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular disease.

Our new cardiac catheterization laboratory is state-of-the-art, enabling our doctors to perform procedures with less radiation and better visualization of the anatomy.

We also have a Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU), which brings highly specialized care for patients requiring cardiac services.

The Division has an active research program as well, along with an ACGME-accredited fellowship in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego.

Division Achievements:

  • First in world to perform a nonsurgical, catheter-only procedure in patient with single-ventricle congenital heart disease.
  • First in San Diego to have a 3-D Heart Modeling Program.
  • Has the only two ABIM-certified adult congenital heart disease specialists in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties. Learn more.
  • One of the largest pediatric programs in the country for Kawasaki disease.
  • One of the first pediatric centers in the country to participate in the Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve program, enabling patients to undergo minimally invasive heart valve replacement instead of open-heart surgery.
  • Outcomes among the best in the nation for catheter ablation of arrhythmias.
  • Named a California Children’s Services (CCS)-designated Center of Excellence, based on meeting strict quality outcomes criteria

Video: Dr. John Moore discusses our top-ranked Cardiology program

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