Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Heart Institute

We provide expert, comprehensive cardiac care to children and young adults with congenital heart conditions, serving families throughout the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond.

When your child is diagnosed with a heart condition, we know this brings uncertainty and questions. Your family needs an experienced team to support you through your child’s treatment and long-term care and development.

The team in the Heart Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, provides the expert, compassionate care and support your family needs.

We care for children of all ages with the full range of congenital heart defects and other heart conditions. Our specialists throughout the Heart Institute work together to provide care that meets each patient’s unique needs while keeping the safety of our patients at the forefront.

Whatever your child’s condition, you’ll find a team of experts dedicated solely to caring for children with heart conditions. Our team has the experience and expertise to not only treat your child now, but the understanding of how heart conditions in children can impact them throughout their lives, providing care for your child into adulthood to help them thrive and reach their full potential.

Programs and Services

Pediatric Cardiology

Children with heart conditions, common or complex, receive comprehensive care into adulthood from our cardiologists.

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Pediatric Heart Surgery

For children who need surgery, our board-certified heart surgeons have deep experience in performing heart surgery to repair heart defects in children of all ages.

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Fetal Heart Program

We perform fetal echocardiograms to diagnose your unborn baby’s heart disease and manage heart conditions before, during and after delivery.

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Pediatric Heart Transplant

Children with congenital heart defects or acquired heart disease who need a heart transplant receive comprehensive care from our specialized team.

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Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

The team in our dedicated CVICU cares for patients after heart surgery and others with heart conditions who need inpatient care.

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Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists with specialized cardiac training and experience provide anesthesia and sedation for heart surgery patients and those with heart conditions who are having non-cardiac surgery or studies at the hospital.

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Heart Institute Nursing

Our specialty-trained cardiac nursing team provides patient-centered, evidence-based care for our patients with cardiac and congenital heart disease. The Magnet®-designated nursing team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s is committed to compassionate and safe care, collaborative practice and a culture of curiosity and innovation. Magnet®-designated refers to the highest recognition a hospital can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Patients can often receive the care they need closer to home at one of our Outpatient Care locations:

Meet Our Team

Meet the specialists leading the Heart Institute, and all the experts who care for our patients.

Contact Us

If you would like more information or to make an appointment, please call us.

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For Dr. Christopher Talluto, Heart Health Is the Name of the Game

Dr. Talluto recently started the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, to treat adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). He talks about why he became a doctor, what drew him to cardiology, and why it’s important for patients with CHD to receive specialized care into adulthood.

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A Heart for Ananya

Six-year-old Ananya arrived at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital on a ventilator. With expert care from the team in the Heart Institute, she left the hospital 76 days later with a new heart, and hugs and smiles for her care team.

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A New Approach

When 11-year-old Timmy had a stroke, doctors said he was at risk of having another. Interventional cardiologist James Thompson, M.D., offered hope in the form of a procedure that made Timmy the youngest person ever to benefit from a new technology.

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Heart in the Game

After learning their unborn baby had a heart condition, Bailey and James found the care they needed in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. Now 10 years later, their son James continues to beat the odds on and off the field.

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New Year, New Heart: Wilfre’s Story

14-year-old Wilfre arrived at the Emergency Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His heart was failing him and time was of the essence.

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