The following volumes and outcomes data provides a snapshot of the quality care you can expect from the various programs within our Children’s National Heart Center:
Quality Family-Centered CareWe are dedicated to providing the best possible care to children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease. Our large, experienced team provides high-quality, personalized care to a large volume of patients each year.
Advanced Cardiac Therapies and Heart Transplant Program
We provide personalized care for babies and children with heart failure, including advanced VAD techniques and heart transplantation.
Children’s National Hospital is one of only a few programs in the country with a specialized team of pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists. Each member of our team is a board-certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty training and certification in pediatric cardiac anesthesia.
The cardiac catheterization team at Children’s National Hospital performs over 600 procedures each year, including electrophysiology, diagnostic and interventional procedures. This high volume translates to a superior level of expertise for pediatric cardiac patients.
We have expertise in the full spectrum of cardiac imaging, including transesophageal, prenatal, 3-D, intracardiac, and stress echocardiography and cardiac MRI.
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
Children’s National Hospital is the region’s leading provider of critical care for seriously ill and injured infants and children. We offer the only pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and specialized Cardiac ICU (CICU) in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program
Our cardiac neurodevelopmental program, the only one of its kind in the region, monitors cognitive development in babies born with congenital heart disease.
Pediatric heart surgeons at Children’s National Hospital perform a high volume of lifesaving surgeries ranging from the most complex congenital problems to the more common issues, all with children’s neurodevelopment in mind.
Heart and Kidney Unit
The Heart and Kidney Unit is where we treat children with heart conditions that are not considered critical. It is also the step-down unit for patients who have previously been in the cardiac ICU and still need some care in preparation for going home. Staff in this high-volume unit are specially trained and experienced in treating all types of congenital heart disease.
Prenatal Cardiology Program
Children diagnosed with heart conditions before they are born receive comprehensive, expert care from our fetal cardiology specialists. Learn more about our Prenatal Cardiology Program.
Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program
Adults with congenital heart disease have unique heart care needs. Our program, in conjunction with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, helps your child transition seamlessly from pediatric to adult care. Learn more about the Washington Adult Congenital Heart program.