During a routine fetal scan at 20 weeks, doctors discovered a problem in unborn baby Ian’s heart. Our team of pediatric heart experts diagnosed and surgically corrected the congenital defect before Ian’s first birthday. Now Ian is like any other thriving, energetic child, thanks to the outstanding cardiac care he received at Children’s National.
If a child needs heart surgery, our Division of Cardiac Surgery at Children’s National is there to provide compassionate, world-class expertise. Our dedicated team of heart surgeons uses groundbreaking innovation and state-of-the-art technology to make sure your child gets the best possible care.
In addition to our team of internationally renowned heart surgeons and pediatric cardiologists, we provide:
"The world of congenital heart defects is scary, but to know that there are people like those at Children's National to help guide you along the way is very comforting."
Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Acute and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Children’s National consistently has some of the best outcomes in the country.
We provide a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and deliver confidence and assurance when parents need it most.
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Children’s National patients can receive heart surgery at our main campus or imaging and monitoring at our outpatient locations around the Beltway.
The breadth and depth of our team is unmatched in the region and our cardiac surgeons are pioneers and international leaders.
At Children’s National, we know that going to the hospital can be a scary experience for children – and their siblings. This information will help your family understand the process ahead and to talk about cardiac surgery with your children.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.
Learn about our programs for families, from our social work and concierge services, to Child Life Specialists who help support your child during treatment.
We value the network of referring physicians and staff and offer resources for medical education and referring patients. Learn how to refer a patient and take a look at our universal cholesterol screening guidelines.