What patients and families need to know
Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.
Aortic stenosis is a heart defect that may be present at birth (congenital) or it may develop later in life (acquired).
An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart.
An atrial septal defect is an opening in the atrial septum, or dividing wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, known as the right and left atria.
Atrioventricular canal defect (AV canal) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. Other terms used to describe this defect are endocardial cushion defect and atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD).
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Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively.
Dysautonomia is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system. This dysfunction causes many different symptoms, including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body's organs.
Murmurs are sounds made by blood circulating through the heart's chambers or valves, or through blood vessels near the heart.
High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Blood pressure, measured with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope by a nurse or other healthcare provider, is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls.
Common Pediatric Heart Conditions
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