Conditions

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Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Pediatric Aortic Stenosis

Aortic stenosis is a heart defect that may be present at birth (congenital) or it may develop later in life (acquired).

Pediatric Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

An atrial septal defect is an opening in the atrial septum, or dividing wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, known as the right and left atria.

Pediatric Atrioventricular Canal (AV canal or AVC)

Atrioventricular canal defect (AV canal) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. Other terms used to describe this defect are endocardial cushion defect and atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD).

Congenital Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, about nine of every 1,000 babies born in the United States have a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. This is a problem that occurs as the baby's heart is developing during pregnancy, before the baby is born. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects.

Pediatric Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

PDA is a heart problem frequently noted in the first few weeks or months after birth, characterized by the persistence of a normal fetal connection between the aorta and the pulmonary artery.

Pediatric Pulmonary Atresia

Pulmonary atresia (PA) is a heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Pediatric Pulmonary Stenosis

Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Pediatric Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

Tetralogy of Fallot is a condition of several related congenital defects that occur due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Heather Langlois' Story

Heather Langlois

Social worker Heather Langlois is an advocate for her patients at the Children’s National Heart Institute, where she cares for the psychosocial needs of patients and their families.

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