Services & Specialties
Cardiac Intensive Care

The Best Care for the Most Serious Heart Conditions

The Heart Institute is the home of the Midwest’s first comprehensive Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). We provide state-of-the-art care for complex medical and surgical patients, from newborns to adults. Our CICU has three dual-boarded (pediatric cardiology and critical care medicine) and five advanced fellowship trained Cardiac ICU physicians to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.

Care Services

The CICU team offers a wide range of expert care:

  • Neonatal diagnosis and stabilization
  • Postoperative surgical care
  • Care following complex catheter interventions and hybrid procedures
  • Management of complex arrhythmias
  • Care of pre- and post-operative cardiac transplant patients
  • Management of pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and cardiomyopathy
  • Care of patients with heart disease who require intensive care for non-cardiac diseases or surgeries
  • Care of patients requiring mechanical heart assist, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or ventricular assist devices (Berlin Heart, HeartMate II, SynCardia TAH and others)

Our 25-bed CICU is a national leader in safety (procedure time-out) and improvement initiatives (situation awareness and OR to ICU handoff). We have one of the lowest rates of bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the nation.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Learn more about conditions and treatments.
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of infants and children with congenital cardiac malformations and malformations of the great vessels. Read more

Cardiac Catheterization

Who treats this?
The Cardiac Catheterization service performs diagnostic and therapeutic catheterization. Some of the therapeutic procedures offered include dilation of narrowed heart valves and dilation and stenting of narrowed arteries and veins. Read more
Cardiology & Heart Surgery.

Top Ten in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report ranked our Joint Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program, in conjunction with Kentucky Children’s Hospital, as one of the top ten hospitals in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery.