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Anitha John, MD, PhD, Director of the Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program at Children’s National, describes the specialized care needed for the growing population of adults with congenital heart disease, including specialized cardiologists and imaging specialists as well as other adult subspecialists.Lear more about the Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program.
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Routine transthoracic echocardiography is the most common test used in children, fetuses, and newborns to diagnose or rule out heart disease or to follow children already diagnosed with a heart problem.
Karen Kuehl, MD, MPH, and Anitha John, MD, PhD, adult congenital heart disease specialists at Children’s National Health System, discuss the Washington Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, a partnership between Children’s National and neighboring hospital, Washington Hospital Center.
Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) remain the most common birth defect. More than likely, we will all know someone in our family or in our circle of friends who was born with a heart problem. Thanks to major advances in medicines and surgeries, children with CHD have more than a 90 percent survival rate and are expected to live well into adulthood.
Children's National Health System's Jacqueling Sanz, PhD, shares her insight on the latest guidelines urging neurodevelopmental followup for children with congenital heart disease.