The Mission of the Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (public hospital) is the development of models of attention to childhood and adolescence through basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research, applied to the prioritized needs of the population, through training and the development of resources human beings of excellence, for health, as well as high-quality health care with high quality and constituting the model of world-class care.
Kardias collaborates with the Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (public hospital) since 2001 in the area of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Since then, Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) provides high-level continuing medical advice to medical specialists in this area of the Institute.
As of January 2018, weekly telemedicine sessions are carried out in which TCH intensive care physicians make a visit to the patients of the intensive care unit and advise doctors on the best treatment line through of Telemedicine.
In 2008, the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit was built and equipped.
In 2008, the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit was built and equipped.
The INP / Kardias program has, since 2001, performed more than 2,500 surgeries with successful results, offering quality care and gradually reducing the INP waiting list.
Make an appointment here
To be a patient at the INP (public hospital) please visit the page and follow the steps: https://www.pediatria.gob.mx/. Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (public hospital) por favor visita la página y sigue los pasos: https://www.pediatria.gob.mx/.
- Once there, select the "Procedures" tab.Trámites”.
- Look for the "Categories" tab and choose "Health".Categorías” y elige “Salud”.
- Then select "Pediatric medical care."Atención médica pediátrica”.
- And finally, choose "Appointment for first time appraisal in the INP".Cita para valoración de primera vez en el INP”.
In this section you will find the requirements to be able to process your query for the first time.
To be a patient of the hospitals of the Secretaría de Salud, please communicate directly to: hospitales de la Secretaría de Salud, por favor comunícate directamente al:
Address: Av. Azcapotzalco 731, Col. Azcapotzalco, C.P. 02000, Del. Azcapotzalco, CDMX.
Telephone: 5561 0891.
Address: Moctezuma 18, Col. Del Carmen, C.P. 04000, Del. Coyoacán, CDMX.
Telephone: 5554 2858.
- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit with 7 beds
- Operating room
- Echocardiography Laboratory
- Hemodynamics Room
A team of doctors and health professionals, multidisciplinary, highly trained.
Pediatric cardiac surgery is an area of high expertise that requires a multidisciplinary effort and work. The Kardias program team consists of more than 40 specialists dedicated exclusively to the care of children with heart disease program, and includes cardiologists pediatricians, echocardiographers, hemodynamics, electrophysiologists, pediatric cardiovascular surgeons, pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiologists, pediatric doctors, care specialists intensive cardiovascular, nurses, medical assistants, perfusionists, psychologists and social workers.
Overall, the team has performed more than 10,000 consultations and more than 3,000 surgeries since 2001
Commitment with transparency
The IQIC database, managed by Boston Children's Hospital, allows Kardias to compare and evaluate itself with other pediatric heart centers worldwide. Being audited continuously requires quality and structure from the program.
In 2018, we joined as founding members of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), which measures the results and quality of life of patients with heart surgery in the long term.
Complexity of cases:
RACHS-1 can be used to evaluate differences in mortality among groups of patients within a single dataset, such as variability among institutions. It can also be used to evaluate the performance of a single institution in comparison to other benchmark data, provided that complete model parameters are known. Underlying assumptions about RACHS-1 risk categories, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and appropriate and inappropriate uses are discussed.
This methodology groups patients in a scale from 1- 6, from lower to higher risk, allowing statistical analysis to improve quality.
In our programs, the number of complex RACHS-1 surgeries (4, 5 and 6) has gradually increased without sacrificing results nor quality.
For a program to be successful, it must have a significant volume of cases that allows it to gain experience and statistically evaluate its results.
Number of surgeries
Total number of surgeries and interventions in INP
Texas Children's Hospital Alliance
Academic Alliance with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH)
El Texas Children’s Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) is listed as the best high specialty center for the treatment of congenital heart disease in the USA. The alliance with the TCH allows doctors to perform annual rotations in their Cardiovascular Center and, jointly with specialists of the center, joint sessions and visits to the cardiovascular intensive care unit through a telemedicine system.
Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) has remained at the top of the U.S. News & World Report. As of 2017, it achieved the # 1 position in the United States.
This partnership allows us to be in contact, learn and share information about Kardias cases on a weekly basis.
Conditions we treat
The Kardias medical team diagnoses and indicates the best treatment and procedure for your child either through medical management (medicine), catheterization and / or surgery.
The Kardias program treats children from 0 to 17 years of age who suffer from heart disease.
We treat a wide range of conditions, from the most common to the most complex, which include:
- Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA)
- Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR or PAPVR)
- Aortic Stenosis
- Aortopulmonary Window
- Atrial Septal Defect
- Atrioventricular Canal
- Bacterial Endocarditis
- Heart Tumor
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary Artery Fistula
- Double Outlet Right Ventricle
- Ebstein's Anomaly
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Heart Murmur
- Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
- Septal Defects
- Single Ventricle Defects
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Kabuki Syndrome
- Kawasaki Disease
- Loeys Dietz Syndrome
- Marfan Syndrome
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
- Peripheral Pulmonary Stenosis
- Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
- Transposition of the Great Arteries
- Tricuspid Atresia
The team of Médicos Kardias performs high-level research in the pediatric cardiovascular area and its publications are incorporated into different indexed journals.
- A novel private-public hybrid model for a treatment of Congenital Heart Disease in Mexico
- Postoperative Infection in Developing World Congenital Heart Surgery Programs
- Implementación de un protocolo de cirugía y entrega segura en un Programa de Cirugía Cardíaca Pediátrica en América Latina
- Low free triiodothyronine levels in mexican pediatric population with congenital heart disease after cardiac surgery undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass
- Partnership models for the establishment of sustainable paediatric cardiac surgical and cardiac intensive care programmes in low- and middle-income countries
- Identification of a thromboelastographic pattern in children undergoing cardiac surgery with prolonged exposure to cardiopulmonary bypass
- Mitral valve replacement in pediatric age
- Safety of mean re-sternotomy in the palliative treatment of patients with univentricular heart