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  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.


About Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 303 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.