Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program
Caring for patients from newborns to young adults, the Mount Sinai Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Program has achieved outstanding results with the most intricate and challenging problems, incorporating the most advanced techniques and approaches available.
Part of only three active pediatric heart transplant centers in the state of New York, our program also provides support for very sick hearts in infants and older children, using Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenators (ECMO) or Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD).
The comprehensive care extended to the patient and family is supported by the collaborative efforts of an outstanding and dedicated multidisciplinary team. Superb post-operative care is provided in a dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, under the direction of pediatric cardiologists, intensivists, and surgeons.
Interventional Cardiac Catheterization
Equipped with state-of-the-art digital biplane imaging, the Interventional Catheterization Program has a team of pediatric cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and technicians dedicated to the care of patients with congenital heart disease.
Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment Program
The Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Program offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for simple and complex pediatric arrhythmias.
- Diagnostic services
- Transtelephonic arrhythmia detection
- Event recorder monitoring
- 24 hour holter monitoring
- Invasive study techniques
- Therapeutic Services
- Pacemaker and internal defibrillator implantation
- Ablation therapy for supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
The electrophysiology and arrhythmia team has special expertise in treating rhythm problems in children with complex congenital heart disease. Advanced tools such as three-dimensional catheter mapping are used to achieve unparalleled success in the treatment of these and other difficult rhythm problems.
The U.S. News & World Report 2013-2014 “Best Children’s Hospital” edition ranks Mount Sinai in seven specialities.