Heartpedia 12+

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings
    • Free



Congenital heart defects can be difficult to visualize and explain. Heartpedia, created by Cincinnati Children's Hospital, allows you to interact with 3D models of pediatric heart anomalies and defects. Healthcare providers may use these anatomically-correct models as visual learning tools to help educate patients and families on specific defects and repairs. Heartpedia may also be helpful to patients and families who want to learn more on their own or to share the details of a defect with concerned friends and family. Cincinnati Children’s believes that supplying the right information and tools ultimately results in the highest level of care and the best outcomes.


Explore what a normal, defective and repaired heart looks like for these anomalies and defects:

•Tetralogy of Fallot
•Coarctation of the Aorta
•Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
•Transposition of the Great Arteries
•Ventricular Septal Defect
•Patent Ductus Arteriosus
•Atrioventricular Septal Defect
•Atrial Septal Defect
•Ebstein’s Anomaly

Discover each defect through the following interactions:

•Toggle between normal, defect and repair views
•View exterior and various interior heart planes / slices
•Pan, rotate and zoom
•Watch video animation with audio description of each defect and repair
•See labels of key heart structures
•Read a detailed description of the defect


As one of the top three pediatric hospitals in the United States, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to improving child health locally, nationally and internationally. We relentlessly focus on improving outcomes, enhancing patient and family experience, and providing the best value for every visitor.

Heartpedia was developed by Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute in collaboration with the Cincinnati Children’s Critical Care Media Lab. The Heart Institute is a worldwide leader in clinical cardiology care and research. We are transforming pediatric cardiac care with a first-of-its-kind bridge between research and clinical care. Our family resources and services are designed to ease the stress of hospital stays, clearly explain procedures, and provide comfort and hope in the face of a life-altering diagnosis.

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

UI arranged to be suitable for iPhone X

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Heart Mom Abby ,


Love this! Although my son's main defect isn't on here (congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries) it is a great concept! I love that you can slice it and go back and forth between the normal heart and the defected heart. Makes it a lot easier to understand. I would love to see CCTGA on there as well :)

Scotty_RN ,

Excellent resource!

Cincinnati Children's has consistently been ahead of the game providing web-based educational tools. This app continues in that tradition!

As a CVICU RN and pediatric nursing clinical instructor, I have used this app on numerous occasions as a resource to teach patients, families, colleagues, and nursing students about the complexities of CHD.

While not an exhaustive resource, I believe this app to be an indispensable resource and welcomed addition to my educational toolkit. I look forward to continued updates!

MAX's heart MOM ❤️💙❤️ ,

Love ❤️

Overall it is a great app to explain and show your child's defect(s) to everyone. However, I wish that we could choose many different defects and put it in one heart to see the many defects your child might have at once! ❤️💙❤️

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