Conditions

From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

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.

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is excessive fluid in and around the brain. It occurs from a lack of absorption, blockage of flow, or overproduction of the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) that's made inside the ventricles.

Neuromuscular Disorders

There are many neuromuscular disorders that require clinical care by a doctor or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Premature Infant

A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered premature, that is, born before complete maturity.

Sepsis or Septic Shock

Sepsis is a term for severe infection that is present in the blood and spreads throughout the body.

Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birth and lasts about three days.