Conditions and Treatments
From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Heart Institute provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children's cardiac health.
Coarctation of the aorta (COA) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect involving a narrowing of the aorta.
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.
Our heart specialists offer expert treatment for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure, including Amplatzer® and Gore® Helex® Septal Occluders. Learn more about these treatments.
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.
Cardiac ablation is a treatment for arrhythmias that destroys the area of the heart tissue that is causing the abnormal heart rhythm. Learn more about this treatment.
Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel (usually in the leg) and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside.
With new ultrasound equipment that has very high resolution and techniques such as transvaginal ultrasound, the heart may be imaged as early as 11-12 weeks gestation. Learn more about this procedure.
Learn more about different types of cardiac imaging procedures.