CVICU Services and Outcomes
Our services include:
- Care after heart surgery
- Preoperative, postoperative and posttransplant critical care
- Advanced therapies for children with heart failure, arrhythmias and pulmonary hypertension
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
- Cardiovascular imaging
- Cardiac catheterization
- Evaluation and management of patients with complex electrophysiologic, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, or heart transplantation issues
Bridge to heart transplantation. We care for many children with severe heart failure to prepare them for a procedure known as a “bridge to transplantation”.
The “bridge” is a mechanical heart pump, usually a ventricular assist device (VAD). The VAD is surgically implanted until a donor heart can be obtained. Packard Children’s Hospital was the first program in the western United States for VAD implantation.
Excellent Outcomes for Children with the Most Complex Heart ConditionsLucile Packard Children's Hospital cares for some children with the most complex diagnoses and illnesses in the United States and maintains very positive patient outcomes. In fact, Children’s Heart Center patients – including those with the most complex cardiac conditions – have unsurpassed survival rates.
We invite you to learn more about our Children’s Heart Center outcomes and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital’s quality data.