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Cardiac Critical Care
Cardiac Critical Care

What we do

Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

The Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine is one of the two divisions within the Department of Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children and is focused on the care of critically ill children with cardiac disease and advancement of the field via our academic endeavors (see Research).  Faculty in the division have backgrounds in critical care medicine, cardiology and anesthesia.

Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CCCU) 

The CCCU at SickKids is the first critical care unit in Canada dedicated to the care of infants and children with heart disease. The CCCU has dedicated faculty, nurses and interprofessional staff with a clinical and academic focus on cardiac critical care.

We provide comprehensive care to over 800 patients per year with a team of specialized physicians and nurses who are dedicated to care of neonates, infants and children with heart disease. Allied health professionals including respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and social workers are similarly aligned to support the needs of our patients.

We support all segments of the Labatt Family Heart Centre including the Cardiovascular Surgery program, the Cardiac Diagnostic and Interventional Unit, the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program, Heart Transplant Service and the Pulmonary Hypertension Service. Our outcomes are amongst the best in the world for even the most complex patients and we strive to deliver this state of the art care in a supportive family-centered environment.