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Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program (CANDO)
Children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) or who need surgery in their first year may have problems with development or learning. To monitor this cognitive growth in children born with CHD, Children's National Hospital established the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome (CANDO) Program – the only program of its kind in the Washington, D.C., metro region.
We provide developmental evaluations from infancy through the teenage years. Our goal is to identify possible weaknesses or limitations early, provide recommendations and treatment planning, and communicate back to your child’s cardiologist, pediatrician and school.