Congenital Cardiovascular Care Unit

Experts in the Congenital Cardiovascular Care Unit (CCVCU) care for children before and after congenital heart surgery and cardiac catheterization, and treat those with complex electrophysiological issues, heart failure, or pulmonary hypertension.

VIDEO: Our experienced team uses the latest technology to treat children who have the most complex heart conditions.

This highly specialized unit, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, admits an average of 300 children per year. Because we know the best place for your child to get well is at home, we are proud that our average length of stay after surgery is lower than the national average.

We’re committed to embracing a family-centered care model and partnering with families. Parents are not viewed as visitors, but rather are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s care as a member of the healthcare team. We invite you to participate in daily Family-Centered Rounds, and to stay with your child in his or her room if you choose. All patient rooms at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street are single-bedded, and have sleeping space for one parent.

The CCVCU team of experts is led by pediatric cardiac intensivists, who are doctors with specialized training and experience in cardiology and pediatric critical care. Caring for critically ill newborns, infants, children, and adults with congenital heart disease requires collaboration among many specialists, including cardiac surgeons, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, cardiology fellows, cardiac nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, child life specialists, and clinical nutritionists.