NBC Washington’s Doreen Gentzler spoke with Children’s National Health System’s Axel Krieger, PhD, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, and Dilip Nath, MD, Children's National Heart Institute, about the use of 3D printers to create organ replicas, which can be used for patient education and to practice surgeries.
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Children’s National Health System tests blood oxygen levels in newborns to detect congenital heart disease.
Children's National performs the largest volume of pediatric surgeries annually in the Washington, DC, area, often in the first few days of a newborn's life.
A parent's story about the life-saving cardiac surgery her son received at Children's National. (Zuriel's story)
In 1975, Children's National Health System opened one of the first intensive care units dedicated for children in the United States. While advances in technology have changed the look of our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, an enduring hallmark of our care is an emphasis on comfort for patients and compassion for the entire family.