Children’s National Experts Presenting at American College of Cardiology Conference March 23, 2012

Washington, DC—More than 10 pediatric cardiologists from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2012 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, which runs from March 24 - 27 in Chicago. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and current findings for practitioners who manage patients with congenital heart disease.

Select topics include:

  • How Quality and Databases Can Impact Clinical Care – Russell Cross, MD
  • Delivery Planning for Fetuses with Complex Congenital Heart Disease – Mary Donofrio, MD
  • Leadless Defibrillators in Children – Charles Berul, MD
  • Role of the Catheterization Lab for The Failing Fontan – Josh Kanter, MD
  • Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Repair of Aortic Coarctation in Adult Patients – Anitha John, MD, PhD

Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center provides the most advanced care for patients with congenital heart disease. The team includes nationally known specialists in all aspects of pediatric cardiology, including fetal cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac critical care, cardiac anesthesiology, and adult congenital heart disease.

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For interviews, contact Emily Dammeyer or Emily Hartman: 202.476.4500.

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Children's National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Children's National is a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital, Magnet® designated, and was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. Home to the Children's Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National is one of the nation's top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, seven regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children's National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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