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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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.
Our Cardiac ICU, a modern, 34,000 square foot space with 26 beds and private rooms, has advanced heart technology, including ventricular assist devices (VADs).
Our heart team performs hundreds of cardiac catheterization procedures a year, treating patients of all ages, including those with complex heart conditions.
At Children’s National we recognize the need for early heart care screening and intervention for cancer patients. We were the first in the region to create a pediatric Cardio-Oncology Program dedicated to the heart care of cancer patients.