Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Carrie plagens

What type of treatments do they do?

  • Correcting conditions such as holes between chambers of the heart, valve problems, and abnormal blood vessels
  • Repair injury to the heart
  • Correcting other congenital and acquired heart defects
  • Heart, lung, and heart/lung transplants

The average salary for a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon is $762,846 a year.

Infants heart

A pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon is one of the most challenging specialties.

The comparison of two heart defects to a normal heart

To be this type of surgeon, one must be able to work well under pressure and know that bad things will happen no matter what.


This type of surgeon is always up for a challenge and is very humble.

Someone holding a child's feet in a heart shape to represent pediatric cardiac surgery

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