Cardiac Networks United

The Children’s Heart Foundation has committed $1.5 million in funding over the next five years (through 2023) to Cardiac Networks United (CNU), an integrated, collaborative pediatric and congenital cardiovascular research and improvement network. Formed in 2017, CNU is a “networks of networks” providing infrastructure for discovery and improvement work to participating networks which is scalable to accommodate a diverse group of collaborative partners and data sources. View all of CNU's collaborating networks here.

Leaders from across the country collaborate to form Cardiac Networks United with the goals of accelerating scientific discovery and improvements in congenital heart care. The initiative brings together data, expertise, and resources spanning several congenital heart networks and includes nearly two-thirds of U.S. congenital heart programs (85 hospitals). The network is led by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital pediatric cardiologists Sara Pasquali, M.D. and Michael Gaies, M.D., and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center pediatric cardiologist Jeffrey Anderson, M.D. 

Through the new collaboration between The Children’s Heart Foundation and Cardiac Networks United, organization leaders strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of patients and families impacted by congenital heart disease.