The Maryland Heart Center offers an extensive range of cardiac surgical services,
from repairing congenital heart defects in infants and children to performing
heart transplantations and other complex procedures for high-risk adult patients.
Our experienced cardiac surgeons are doing groundbreaking work in many areas including robotic surgery, coronary bypass procedures, mitral valve repairs, surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support devices.
The Cardiology Division is internationally known for leadership in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cardiac disease. The division offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures for patients with coronary heart disease, valvular disease, heart failure, and circulatory system disorders.
With advanced cardiac catheterization labs and specialized operating facilities, the Heart Center offers a complete array of interventional procedures, recently developed technology for treating heart failure and devices for preventing cardiac arrest. The division also supports an active preventive cardiology effort that emphasizes risk factor modification and conducts community outreach activities such as cholesterol screenings.
Our division, together with the Division of Cardiac Surgery, provides a wide range of ground breaking procedures in the areas of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical assist devices, thoracic aortic surgery.
We offer a comprehensive Perioperative Blood Conservation Program at the University of Maryland, designed to minimize the use of blood products and intended to provide a safe environment for cardiac patients who want to minimize their exposure to blood products either because of their religious beliefs or because they have known contraindications to blood.
Our program has greatly improved the lives of hundreds of other patients by identifying other treatments -- from advanced medicines to artificial heart pumps -- that successfully postponed or prevented the need for transplantation.
Our cardiothoracic transplant program is unique in the region in having the full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical options available to our patients. This allows us to tailor our approach to each patient. In addition, we are committed to developing promising new approaches to the care of patients with end-stage heart or lung disease.
The Pediatric Cardiology Diagnostic Center performs cardiac evaluations using the most advanced technology to diagnose structural and functional cardiac abnormalities in patients from infancy through young adulthood. Our pediatric cardiologists also use non-surgical techniques to treat cardiac-related problems like congenital heart defects.
Sunjay Kaushal, M.D., Ph.D., our pediatric cardiac surgeon, is the only surgeon in Maryland who is board certified in adult congenital surgery, giving him the expertise to operate on newborn babies, children and adults with congenital heart disease.