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Conditions

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.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

PDA is a heart problem frequently noted in the first few weeks or months after birth, characterized by the persistence of a normal prenatal connection between the aorta and the pulmonary artery.

Pulmonary Atresia

Pulmonary atresia (PA) is a heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the prenatal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Pulmonary Stenosis

Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the prenatal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy. Learn more about this condition.

Syncope

Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness and muscle tone caused by inadequate blood supply to the brain. Syncope is sometimes also called fainting.

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

Tetralogy of Fallot is a condition of several related congenital defects that occur due to abnormal development of the prenatal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)

Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a congenital heart defect in which the large vessels that take blood away from the heart to the lungs, or to the body, are improperly connected.

Tricuspid Atresia

Tricuspid atresia (TA) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the prenatal heart beginning during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Truncus Arteriosus

Truncus arteriosus is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the prenatal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Common Pediatric Heart Conditions

Common Pediatric Heart Conditions

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

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