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As a joint cooperative of Children's of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we are leaders in comprehensive pediatric and adult congenital cardiac care for the people of Alabama and Southeast United States.

Patient Care

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The novel design of facilities involving both Children's of Alabama and University of Alabama at Birmingham embodies a visionary concept which allows the patient (whether still in the womb, a newborn, a teenager or an adult) to receive care in an environment best suited for his/her health needs. The Joseph S. Bruno Heart Center located in the Benjamin Russell hospital for Children physically links the newly constructed pediatric cardiac center with the newborn suites of the Women and Infants Center and then to the adult congenital heart surgery facilities at UAB. This provides a continuum of care for patients with congenital heart disease and allows our multidisciplinary team of specialists to move efficiently from one end of the platform to the other.

Clinical Outcomes

The Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama carefully records all clinical outcomes after pediatric heart surgery, including survival. Learn more here

Faculty

Division Director- Yung Lau, M.D.

Section Director-CVICU- Santiago Borasino, M.D.

Cardiology Faculty

Cardiac Crictical Care

At the Children’s of Alabama Bruno Heart Center, our 20-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) cares for children in need of specialized care for their cardiac condition.

Our multidisciplinary team includes cardiovascular intensivists trained in pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care and neonatology. They work alongside our cardiac surgeons and together with a team of highly specialized nurses, respiratory therapists, and nurse practitioners to provide the best care for our patients.

Research and Quality Initiative (QI) projects are an integral part of delivering expert care to our patients in the CVICU. Our Clinical Guidelines have led to improved outcomes as highlighted below.

We understand that children requiring cardiac critical care can be a highly stressful time for both patients and their families. We are committed to providing our patients with the best care possible from our expert team of pediatric subspecialists.

For more information on the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, please visit:

http://www.childrensal.org/cardiovascular-intensive-care-unit-cvicu