The only pediatric heart center in a private hospital in Mexico.

At the ABC Medical Center we have more accreditations and certifications than any other private and public hospital in Mexico.

ABC- Kardias Pediatric Heart Center

Since 2012, Kardias and the ABC Medical Center have teamed up to create the first and only Pediatric Heart Center in a private hospital in Mexico.

The results are overwhelming: mortality and morbidity rates comparable to the best centers in the world and attention to the most complex heart problems.

In 2014 we signed an academic agreement with Texas Children's Hospital, considered the best center for congenital heart disease in the United States, which has contributed to maintaining excellence in the care of our patients.

Infrastructure

The Pediatric Heart Center has a cardiovascular intensive care unit, with state-of-the-art technology, dedicated exclusively to patients in the program.

Dedicated infrastructure
  • Five beds of cardiovascular intensive care, and four beds of intermediate care.
  • Operating room
  • Hemodynamics and electrophysiology room.
  • Specialized and equipped clinics for the diagnosis and care of heart disease in children.

Services

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Pediatric Echocardiography
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Pediatric Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
  • Univentricular Heart Program

Medical team

A team of doctors and health professionals, multidisciplinary and highly trained.

Pediatric cardiac surgery is an area of high expertise that requires a multidisciplinary effort and work. The Kardias program team consists of more than 40 specialists dedicated exclusively to the care of children with heart disease program, and includes cardiologists pediatricians, echocardiographers, hemodynamics, electrophysiologists, pediatric cardiovascular surgeons, pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiologists, pediatric doctors, care specialists intensive cardiovascular, nurses, medical assistants, perfusionists, psychologists and social workers.

Altogether, the team has performed more than 10,000 consultations and more than 3,000 surgeries since 2001, of which 500 surgeries in the ABC / Kardias program within the ABC Medical Center.

Kardias is the only program in Mexico with audited results as we participate in "International Quality Improvement Collaborative (IQIC)" an international database administered by Boston Children's Hospital.

Results

Commitment with transparency

The IQIC database, managed by Boston Children's Hospital, allows Kardias to compare and evaluate itself with other pediatric heart centers worldwide. Being audited continuously requires quality and structure from the program.

In 2018, we joined as founding members of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), which measures the results and quality of life of patients with heart surgery in the long term.

For a program to be successful, it must have a large volume of cases that allows it to gain experience and statistically evaluate its results.

Number of surgeries

Total number at the ABC Medical Center.

Complexity of cases:

RACHS-1 can be used to evaluate differences in mortality among groups of patients within a single dataset, such as variability among institutions. It can also be used to evaluate the performance of a single institution in comparison to other benchmark data, provided that complete model parameters are known. Underlying assumptions about RACHS-1 risk categories, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and appropriate and inappropriate uses are discussed.

This methodology groups patients in a scale from 1- 6, from lower to higher risk, allowing statistical analysis to improve quality.

In our programs, the number of complex RACHS-1 surgeries (4, 5 and 6) has gradually increased without sacrificing results nor quality.

In all RACHS-1 categories the ABC Kardias program:

The only program in Mexico in partnership with Texas Children's Hospital cataloged as the # 1 in the world.

US News Pediatric Rankings

Partnership with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH)

Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) is listed as the best high specialty center for the treatment of congenital heart disease in the USA. The partnership with the TCH allows Kardias physicians to attend annual rotations in their Cardiovascular Center. Also there are weekly sessions and visits to the cardiovascular intensive care unit through a telemedicine system.

Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) has remained at the top of the U.S. News & World Report. As of 2017, it achieved the # 1 position in the United States.

This partnership allows us to be in contact, learn and share information about Kardias cases on a weekly basis.

Conditions we treat

The Kardias medical team diagnoses and indicates the best treatment and procedure for your child either through medical management (medicine), catheterization and / or surgery.

The Kardias program treats children from 0 to 17 years of age who suffer from heart disease.

We treat a wide range of conditions, from the most common to the most complex, which include:

  • Abnormal left coronary artery of the pulmonary artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR or PAPVR)
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortopulmonary Window
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Canal
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Heart Tumor
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Cyanosis
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Edema
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hemitronco
  • Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Septal Defects
  • Single Ventricle Defects
  • Syncope
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Kabuki Syndrome
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia

"The doctors were always willing to address our concerns, despite the tough times, we never felt alone"

- Víctor D.'s father
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