Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
725 Welch Road
2nd Floor - 2 North
Palo Alto, CA 94304
|Phone: (650) 721-2121
Fax: (650) 725-0848
After Hours Phone for Referring Health Care Providers: (650) 723-7342 or (800) GO-FOR-LPCH
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The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) provides state-of-the-art critical care to children with congenital (present at birth) and acquired (develops after birth) cardiovascular disease. We also care for selected adults with congenital heart disease.
We are part of the nationally recognized Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Children’s Heart Center.
Comprehensive, Family-Centered Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care ServicesComprehensive services, outstanding outcomes. We provide pediatric cardiac intensive care services and maintain very positive patient outcomes for children with a wide range of conditions, including the most complex heart problems. The majority of our patients are admitted following heart surgery or heart transplantation.
Expert team of health care professionals. Your child’s highly-skilled team of health care providers includes professionals from throughout the hospital. We not only want to provide high-quality cardiac intensive care. We also want to develop relationships with your child and family. Our nurses care for the same patient as much as possible, and a CVICU attending doctor is in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for your child.
Working in partnership with parents. You are an expert when it comes to your child, and you are an important member of your child’s care team. We invite you to be as involved in your child's care as you want to be. We believe this family-centered partnership provides the best possible care for your child.
Facility. Our facility is one of the largest and most technologically-advanced units dedicated to the care of critically ill pediatric cardiac patients in the western United States. We care for more than 650 patients each year. Our 20-bed CVICU opened in April 2009.
- Children’s Heart Center
- Packard Kids Connection - A Web site that helps children ages 5-12 to learn what it’s like to come to the hospital.