Children’s Heart Fund Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Children's Heart Fund?
A: The Children's Heart Fund of Mount Sinai is a charitable organization, founded by parents of children with disorders of the heart.

Q: What does the Children's Heart Fund do?
A: The mission of the Children's Heart Fund is to provide funding for supplemental clinical, education, and research activities of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Q: How have donations been used in the past and how will they be used in the future?
A: In general, funds raised support the Children's Heart Fund's efforts to help children with congenital heart disease and their families. Determinations of how the funds are spent are made by the Children's Heart Fund Board. With the generosity of donors and sponsors, the Children's Heart Fund has been able to purchase new state-of the art equipment including an echocardiography machine and EKG machine, as well as provide funding for the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program. The Children’s Heart Fund, with your support, will continue to strive for excellent patient care through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.

Q: How can I donate to the Children's Heart Fund?
A: If you would like to donate to our charitable organization, you can either make a donation online here Donations Page, or you can make a credit card donation and contact Erica Edwards at erica.edwards@mountsinai.org or you can mail a check directly to the Children's Heart Fund at Mount Sinai at One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1049, New York, NY 10029. Please make the check payable to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and in the memo write “Children's Heart Fund.”

Mount Sinai's Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Q: What is the mission of Mount Sinai’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology?
A: Mount Sinai’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology treats fetuses, children, and young adults with heart disease through medical care, surgery, education, and research. It is affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Q: Where is the Division of Pediatric Cardiology located?
A: The Division of Pediatric Cardiology is located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Please visit the division's website for more information.

Q: What is congenital heart disease?
A: Congenital heart disease is the most common type of heart disease in children. Congenital heart diseases are malformations of the heart that are present at birth. Congenital heart diseases are also known as congenital heart defects and congenital cardiovascular malformations.

Congenital Heart Disease Awareness

Q: Where can I go if I have questions about congenital heart disease?
A: Although you can obtain helpful information on the Internet about congenital heart disease, you should consult your own physician or your child's pediatrician if you have specific questions about treatment. For informative links on congenital heart disease and other resources, please visit the American Heart Association.

Q: Can you recommend a course of treatment?
A: The Children's Heart Fund cannot make recommendations regarding treatment. These decisions should be made in consultation with your own doctor.

Contact Us

Children's Heart Fund at Mount Sinai
Phone: 212-241-8662
Fax: 212-534-2659
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One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1201
New York, NY 10029