When your child requires intensive cardiac or cardiothoracic care, you need a skilled, compassionate ICU team by your side. At Loma Linda University Children’s Health, you can count on us to walk with you during these critical moments of your child’s heart care journey.
Why Choose Us for Pediatric Cardiac ICU
- Dedicated cardiac ICU – Our 14-bed cardiac ICU is specially designed to meet the most critical pediatric heart needs before and after surgery.
- Critical care specialists – Our critical care specialists are available to your family 24/7 during your child’s time in the ICU, and there is an additional critical care specialist in-house at all times. Subspecialty access is all under one roof as well, keeping your child’s care team within one unified network of providers.
- Range of treatments – We offer a full complement of medical and surgical therapies for acute and chronic heart failure in children, including mechanical support (ECMO, LVAD) and pulmonary artery banding as an alternative to mechanical support.
- No transfer of care – Our surgery patients remain in the pediatric cardiac ICU for their entire stay. This is more convenient than a step-down unit – and, more importantly, it ensures the same cardiac team will care for your child from admission to discharge.