one percent of all infants born in the United States have some form
of congenital heart disease. Half of these children require critical
medical attention within their first year of life. A significant factor
contributing to their maximum recovery is strong family support.
We understand that parents are important members
of their child's health care team. Parents are encouraged to stay with
their children whenever possible during procedures and throughout hospitalization.
Reassurance and nurturing from the adults who know them best is an integral
part of healing and recovery in children.
The Children's Heart Center provides individualized
care for each family. Clinical nurse specialists and social workers
are available from the initial consultation to provide education, counseling
and support for patients, parents and siblings. A flexible visiting
policy allows nearly unlimited visiting hours for parents.
If you would like information about making an appointment,
please click here.
The information below may help alleviate some of
your questions or concerns. Of course, you are welcome to contact us
with questions at any time.
• What to expect
• Preparing your child for hospitalization
• Accommodations for parents
• Flexible visiting hours
• For nursing mothers
• On the day of admission
• After surgery
• Visiting your child in the Cardiac Intensive
• Going home
to avoid in patients with long QT syndrome and/or patients who already
take medications that can prolong the QT interval
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