Diagnose and treat congenital heart disease, perform heart catheterizations, decide with the surgeon about heart surgery, and provide care before and after heart surgery. Some pediatric cardiologists implant pacemakers and defibrillators. Meet the pediatric cardiologists.
Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons focus on congenital cardiac conditions. Their extra training qualifies them to take care of all congenital cardiac defects, from birth to old age. Meet the pediatric cardiac surgeons.
Anesthesiologists who specialize in pediatric cardiac anesthesia understand the effects of anesthesia on a child with heart disease, and are experts in the management of children with congenital heart abnormalities. Meet the pediatric anesthesiologists.
Pediatric cardiac intensivists are physicians with specialized training and experience in pediatric critical care as well as congenital heart disease. Along with other specialists, they care for critically ill newborns, infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease. Meet the pediatric cardiac intesivists.
Pediatric nurse practitioners are Masters-prepared nurses who provide advanced nursing care. They work closely with physicians and jointly manage the care of the patient. The nurse practitioners, along with the cardiologist and cardiac surgeon, manage your child's care before and after heart surgery.
Pediatric nurses provide expert care in our clinic and procedure areas as well as in our intensive care and general care units. With specially trained eyes and ears, they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
These dedicated critical care nurses have received extra training to give them a specialized and in-depth knowledge of congenital heart disease and cardiac abnormalities. Many of our nurses have obtained special certification that designates them as clinical experts with our population of patients.
Our child life specialists are trained to provide psychosocial and emotional support for hospitalized children, helping explain hospital procedures and treatments in age-appropriate ways. They use medical play, videos and other distractions to make a child's experience feel safer and more normal, while restoring their sense of control. Learn more about child life.
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