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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 causes problems with the aortic valve that make it harder for the leaflets to open and permit blood to flow forward from the left ventricle to the aorta. Learn more about this condition.
An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. Learn more about this condition.
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. Learn more about this condition.
Atrioventricular canal defect (AV canal) is a congenital defect in which certain areas of the heart do not form properly. Learn more about this condition.
Learn how we’re working with the National Institutes of Health to reduce or eliminate radiation exposure using advanced cardiac MRI technology.
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 means your child's heart isn't able to pump as well as it should. Learn more about this condition.
Murmurs are sounds made by blood circulating through the heart's chambers or valves, or through blood vessels near the heart. Learn more about this condition.
High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Learn more about this condition.