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Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Children’s National Hospital is home to the only specialized pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Physicians in the Cardiac ICU are trained in multiple specialties including pediatrics, critical care, cardiology and anesthesiology. Many are board-certified in several or all of these specialties.
Learn more about the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
Unwavering Support During a Difficult Medical Journey
After an X-ray showed an enlarged heart, Ryan was transported to our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) where he was diagnosed with anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA), a life-threatening heart defect. Two hours after Ryan’s diagnosis, he was scheduled for open heart surgery to correct the defect. Learn how Ryan’s cardiac surgeon and the CICU team provided a much-needed sense of relief during this time.