Resources for Families

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s heart condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but we also have online resources available to answer your questions and connect you with the information you need.

ECG Testing for Children with Autism (PDF)

If you have a child with autism who is having an ECG test at Children's National, help your child learn what they can expect in our visual teaching story.

Congenital Heart Disease Infographic

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the number 1 birth defect. Every 15 minutes, a baby is born with CHD. If acritical CHD is not detected soon after birth, an infant can die.

Children's National Heart Institute - Social Work Services

The Heart Institute has dedicated social workers to support families of children receiving cardiac care.

Pastoral Care

Board-certified chaplains provide important spiritual and mental health services to all families and patients in the hospital.

Child Life

Our Child Life Specialists are specially trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, and hospitalization.

Healing Hearts: Prenatal to Adulthood

View the 2013 Children's National Heart Institute statistics infographic.

Questions to Ask When you are Referred to a Pediatric Cardiologist for Heart Issues

Referred to cardiology for the first time? Download a list of questions to help you talk with your cardiologist about your child’s care.

Common Pediatric Heart Conditions

Common Pediatric Heart Conditions

Learn more about common pediatric heart conditions. Watch this interview with Ashraf Harahsheh, MD.

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