For Health with Quality and Safety of Children and Adolescents for the Welfare of the Family

Centro Cardiovascular Instituto Nacional de Pediatría

La Misión del Centro Cardiovascular Instituto Nacional de Pediatría es el desarrollo de modelos de atención a la infancia y adolescencia a través de la investigación científica básica, clínica y epidemiológica, aplicada a las necesidades priorizadas de la población, a través de la formación y el desarrollo de recursos humanos de excelencia, para la salud, así como de la asistencia en salud de alta especialidad con gran calidad y constituyendo el modelo de atención de clase mundial.

Kardias colabora con el Centro Cardiovascular Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (INP) desde el año 2001 en el área de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardíaca Pediátrica. Desde entonces, el Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) brinda asesoría médica continua de alto nivel a los médicos especialistas de esta área del Instituto.

As of January 2018, weekly telemedicine sessions are carried out in which TCH intensive care physicians make a visit to the patients of the intensive care unit and advise doctors on the best treatment line through of Telemedicine. In 2008, the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit was built and equipped.
In 2008, the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit was built and equipped.

The INP / Kardias program has, since 2001, performed more than 2,500 surgeries with successful results, offering quality care and gradually reducing the INP waiting list.

Make an appointment here

To be a patient at the INP (public hospital) please visit the page and follow the steps: Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (public hospital) por favor visita la página y sigue los pasos:

  1. Once there, select the "Procedures" tab.Trámites”.
  2. Look for the "Categories" tab and choose "Health".Categorías” y elige “Salud”.
  3. Then select "Pediatric medical care."Atención médica pediátrica”.
  4. And finally, choose "Appointment for first time appraisal in the INP".Cita para valoración de primera vez en el INP”.

In this section you will find the requirements to be able to process your query for the first time.

To be a patient of the hospitals of the Secretaría de Salud, please communicate directly to: hospitales de la Secretaría de Salud, por favor comunícate directamente al:

Hospital Pediátrico Azcapotzalco:

Address: Av. Azcapotzalco 731, Col. Azcapotzalco, C.P. 02000, Del. Azcapotzalco, CDMX.

Telephone: 5561 0891.

Hospital Pediátrico Coyoacán:

Address: Moctezuma 18, Col. Del Carmen, C.P. 04000, Del. Coyoacán, CDMX.

Telephone: 5554 2858.

Dedicated infrastructure

  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit with 7 beds
  • Operating room
  • Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Hemodynamics Room


  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Pediatric Echocardiography
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Univentricular Heart Program
  • Psychosocial support

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

Medical team

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.

Overall, the team has performed more than 10,000 consultations and more than 3,000 surgeries since 2001

It is the only program in Mexico with medical-surgical results audited thanks to the participation in the "International Quality Improvement Collaborative (IQIC)", administered by Boston Children's Hospital Boston Children’s Hospital.

Boston Children's Hospital


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.

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.

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

Total number of surgeries

Total number of surgeries and interventions in INP

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

US News Pediatric Rankings

Texas Children's Hospital Alliance

Academic Alliance with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH)

El Texas Children’s Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) is listed as the best high specialty center for the treatment of congenital heart disease in the USA. The alliance with the TCH allows doctors to perform annual rotations in their Cardiovascular Center and, jointly with specialists of the center, joint 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:

  • Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA)
  • 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