Heart surgery patients can be divided into two broad groups: adults and children. Adult heart surgery patients usually have acquired heart disease which comes on slowly as a consequence of aging and other factors.
On the other hand, children who need heart surgery usually have congenital heart disease, which means a structural heart defect that was present at birth.
Penn State Children’s Hospital offers the region’s only pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric cardiac care unit, pediatric trauma center and Level 4 (highest level) NICU.
Here to tell us more about their services were Doctors Stephen Cyran, Robert Tunks, and Brian Clark. For Information on the Children’s Hospital, watch the video above. Our interview concerning pediatric heart conditions with Dr. Clark can be found below.