For Health Professionals

for health professionals

The Children's Heart Center at Children's Hospital of New Jersey provides extraordinary care for infants and children with congenital heart and lung disease. The Children’s Heart Center is the only facility of its kind in New Jersey offering the expertise and resources to provide a comprehensive range of services including prenatal, neonatal and pediatric diagnostic, interventional and cardiothoracic surgical services. The state-of-the-art 10-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, the only one in New Jersey, provides for care of these special infants, and children in a family-centered environment using a team approach.

Dedicated cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, cardiothoracic anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are available for consultation across the entire spectrum of pediatric, fetal, and “grown-up” congenital heart disease.

When families visit The Children's Heart Center for evaluation or follow-up visits, a comprehensive array of ancillary diagnostic services are immediately available. From diagnostic testing to consultations with other specialists, patient visits are structured such that the family leaves fully informed about the diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Consultation and Referral

Physicians can consult with any member of our surgical or medical staff, or make a referral to The Children's Heart Center by calling
(973) 926-3500.

Emergency Transportation

An experienced cardiac intensivist is available at all times to coordinate incoming transfers of patients to The Children’s Heart Center and its Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. When dispatched, our expert transport team, including critical care physicians and nurses, can perform critical interventions to stabilize infants and children with serious heart disease. A state-of-the-art mobile intensive care ambulance can be dispatched throughout New Jersey and the surrounding region to transport seriously ill infants and children.

Physicians can arrange emergency transport by calling (973) 926-7770.

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