Cardiac Anesthesia Program
The cardiac anesthesia team is exclusively dedicated to anesthesia care to infants, children, and adults with congenital or acquired heart disease. Each member of our team is a board certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty training and certification in pediatric cardiac anesthesia. Our team members are unique in that they are experts in the anesthesia care of the youngest and most fragile cardiac patients as well as the adult with congenital heart disease. With such a specialized team, Children's National Medical Center joins the ranks of the nation's top pediatric medical centers and select children's hospitals.
The cardiac anesthesia team provides care for patients undergoing cardiac surgery, cardiac catheterization, MRI, and echocardiography. They also provide anesthesia care for any patient with significant heart disease undergoing non-cardiac surgery (such as ear tubes and tonsillectomies) or non-surgical procedure (such as Cat Scan or dental examination). Team members work closely with the cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, and cardiac intensivists and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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