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Today it's been 5 years since my son Matthew's A.V. Canal repair. I remember the nurses: Shannon, Jaime, and Patrick....They were so good with Matthew and with my husband and I.
If it wasn't for Children's Hospital and the Cardiac wing he wouldn't be here. Thank you all for what you have done for us and giving him a chance to grow in front of our eyes! Thank you Dr. Mah, Dr. Baird, and Dr. de Ferranti we owe you the world.
5 years ago today, I placed my one week old son in Dr. Emani's hands to repair his COA. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I'm thankful every day for the care we received at the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 year ago today Dr Baird performed open heart surgery on Cayman. It did NOT slow him down. Today his heart is as good as new and he barely even has a scar. Thank you Dr Baird and everyone on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Two years ago today we were at Boston Children's Hospital and our daughter, Emily, was having an aortic stent placed. We were told it would have to be replaced by the time she turned 2 (which was last June) but its still in place and working beautifully. We thank God every day for the amazing work of Dr. Gerald Marx and Dr. James Lock.
This weekend we celebrated our beautiful daughter, Mikayla's 1st birthday and that’s thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff on the 8th floor!! Mikayla was born with a rare diagnosis of Pentalogy of Cantrell which included several heart defects.
The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital - a division of the hospital's Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine - has been providing care for infants, children and adults with various forms of congenital and acquired heart disease, as well as those with thoracic (lung) and vascular (blood vessels) disease, for more than 30 years. Every year, the division's doctors, nurses and staff participate in more than 1,000 heart surgeries and 1,200 cardiac catheterizations and other procedures. Our specialists also consult on and manage the care of patients with congenital heart disease undergoing surgery for non-cardiac reasons.
Chief of Cardiac Anesthesia James DiNardo, MD of Boston Children's Hospital
Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists and fellows, all of whom specialize or are being trained in the practice of pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. We care for patients in the operating room, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory as well as patients seen for other invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. We also work in collaboration with specialists in the departments of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery to ensure that every patient receives the highest standard of care.
The care we provide to patients with congenital heart disease is built on continuous innovation and improvement. Our efforts go beyond the ongoing study of agents and methods for providing sedation, anesthesia and pain relief to include:
Our cardiac anesthesia team's involvement, commitment and expertise are critical to the evolution and success of many innovations and improvements in cardiac catheterization and surgical procedures at Boston Children's Hospital.
We are one of the major training centers for cardiac anesthesiologists who wish to specialize in the care of children with heart disease.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”