Health Topics: Cardiology
Dr. Martin is the Senior Vice President of The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease and co-director of the at Children's National Heart Institute.
Lauren's headaches shattered her Olympic swimming dreams, until she visited Children's National Medical Center.
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With the only pediatric, cardiac, and neuro intensive care units in the immediate Washington, DC, area, Children’s National Health System is the region’s leading provider of critical care medicine for seriously ill and injured infants and children.
A dedicated team of nearly 100 professionals provides respiratory care services around the clock for outpatients and inpatients at Children's National Health System. Our therapists excel in the field for their technical knowledge as well as their expertise in working with kids.
Children's National is a leader in research and advocacy in the effort to implement congenital heart disease screening for all newborns.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. Approximately 8 per every 1,000 babies are born with a form of CHD and about 280 outwardly healthy babies are discharged from hospitals every year with unrecognized CHD.