In 1984, Children’s National Hospital became the first children's hospital to offer Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). This critical program provides newborns, children and adults with respiratory or cardiac failure minute-to-minute bedside support from physicians and experts who specialize in the complex technology used during ECMO care.
Frequently Asked Questions
About pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Applicable conditions for ECMO
Providers of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Departments that Offer Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Our Cardiac ICU, a modern, 34,000 square foot space with 26 beds and private rooms, has advanced heart technology, including ventricular assist devices (VADs).
Whether your infant has arrived prematurely or has a critical illness, the Children's National Hospital's top-ranked team assists in coordinating every service you and your baby need, including consultations, assessments, emergency treatments and continuing care.
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.