In collaboration with the Children's Heart Institute and Rehabilitation Center, the Mighty Hearts Program provides comprehensive rehabilitation services across the continuum of care to meet the unique needs of children with congenital heart disease and acquired heart conditions. 

The Program partners with several aspects of both cardiac and rehabilitation services, including the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit  (CTICU), Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation, Outpatient Infant Rehabilitation and Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation to ensure that cardiac patients receive the best care and outcomes. 

Mighty Hearts Program Highlights:
  • Improving awareness of cardiac disease management and symptoms.
  • Early intervention services for infants 0 - 12 months to address and prevent developmental delays.
  • Maximizing surgical outcomes to prevent readmission through post-operative early mobility.
  • Optimizing patient outcomes by implementing neurodevelopmental care.
  • Addressing developmental delays and/or deconditioning related to cardiac disease
  • Improving growth and development for patients with failure to thrive (FTT) and/or impaired swallowing.
  • Progressing from tube feedings to oral feedings and addressing oral aversion.
  • Improving the ability to participate in daily activities at home, school and the community.
  • Promote chest wall mobility, scar mobility and normalized breathing mechanics.
  • Returning to play and sports reintegration.
  • Improving overall quality of life and academic success in school-aged children.


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