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)
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.
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).
Neonatal Neurology and Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program
The Neonatal Neurology and Neurocritical Care Program at Children's National is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region and a leader in advancing neurologic care to some of our most critically ill newborns.