Preventive Cardiology Program Contact number | 202-476-2020

Preventative Cardiology

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The Preventive Cardiology Program is a multidisciplinary program at Children's National Health System. Our team is made up of physicians, nurses, and nutritionists. Together we work to improve the diets and lifestyles of our patients to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease, such as stroke and heart attack, is the leading cause of death in adults. We know that the risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease start in childhood. These risk factors include abnormal cholesterol, hypertension, increased weight, and other risky or adverse lifestyle choices (lack of exercise, tobacco use, etc).

The Preventive Team at Children’s National Health System is actively involved in research on abnormal cholesterol and obesity.

The Preventive Cardiology Program Team

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Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.

Meet the Team

Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.

Related Departments

Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.

Resources for Families

Children’s National offers resources for families to help answer questions and ease their experience.

Resources for Providers

Children’s National Health System values the network of referring physicians and staff and offers resources for medical education and referring patients to Children’s National.