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Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

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Coordinated, Compassionate Care for Your Child

When your child needs treatment for an inborn heart problem, your courage and love are essential. So is the skill of your child’s doctors, nurses and team. The experience of your heart specialists is also crucial. The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center cardiac critical care specialists offer expertise and a compassionate, family-centered approach to provide your child with the best care.


Why Choose Johns Hopkins

Our cardiac critical care experts offer you and your family:

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More success

Data on our exceptional rate of successful pediatric surgical outcomes are shared openly with national databases, and available to you and the public.

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More clarity

We talk to you, and, more important, we listen. You will understand every step and recommendation so you can feel empowered and informed.

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More expertise

Our experts in critical care medicine undergo additional training far beyond standard cardiac critical care. This ensures your child has the highest level of expertise by their side.

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More connections

If needed, your child has access to other teams of experts across Johns Hopkins, including specialists in rehabilitation.


Our Services

We provide comprehensive care for children of all ages diagnosed with congenital and acquired heart disease.

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A Special Place for Young Cardiac Patients and Their Families

Babies and children with heart problems have an ICU to call their own. The 12-bed pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, or PCICU, balances advanced medical technology with compassionate care, creating the perfect environment for your child to recover from heart surgery, with a supportive environment for you and your family.

Private rooms allow you to stay with your son or daughter, cuddle, comfort, breastfeed and bond. A family kitchen gives you a place to enjoy familiar foods and snacks from home. Mothers whose newborns have a heart problem can rest easy – and close by. You can visit your baby in the same building, just a few floors away.

Throughout our unit, you will find dedicated family spaces for rest, refreshment, consultation and comfort while your child is treated.


Meet Our Experts

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