Survival rates at discharge by operation

The average survival rates for heart surgeries at Children's are comparable to the national average, even for the most difficult surgeries.

What does this data mean?

This graph shows survival rates for surgical patients at Children’s compared to the national average. A higher survival rate is better. 

Children’s has a range of treatments for congenital (from birth) and acquired heart disease. The most common heart surgeries at Children’s are:

  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) repair
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) repair
  • Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) repair
  • Complete atrio-ventricular septal defect (CAVSD) repair
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair
  • Ross, Ross-Konno, Konno
  • Sub AS resection (Subvalvar aortic membrane resection)
  • Glenn or Hemi-Fontan
  • Fontan
  • Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with or without a VSD
  • Heart transplant Norwood procedure

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

The Children’s Sibley Heart Center is the most comprehensive 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 of children with 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.