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Programs and Services
The Children's National Heart Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to care, combining a variety of departments and specialties to provide your child with the most comprehensive care experience.
Learn more about the specialized services we provide for our patients:
We use advanced heart therapies to care for babies and children with heart failure, including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and heart transplantation.
Our dedicated pediatric cardiac anesthesiology program is one of the few programs in the country dedicated to anesthesia and pain management for heart patients.
We have expertise in the full spectrum of cardiac imaging, including transesophageal, prenatal, 3-D, intracardiac, and stress echocardiography and cardiac MRI.
Our Cardiac ICU, a modern, 34,000 square foot space with 26 beds and private rooms, has advanced heart technology, including ventricular assist devices (VADs).
Our cardiac neurodevelopmental program, the only one of its kind in the region, monitors cognitive development in babies born with congenital heart disease. This program ensures we identify any developmental issues at an early stage so we can take steps to manage them.
Our pediatric heart surgery team performs twice the number of surgeries of any other hospital in the region, with some of the best outcomes in the nation.
We help families with known or suspected inherited heart diseases receive early detection and treatment.
The pediatric heart experts at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provide advanced care for unborn babies, children and young adults with heart conditions.
Children diagnosed with heart conditions before they are born receive comprehensive, expert care from our prenatal cardiology specialists.
We work with children and teenagers who may be at risk for heart disease. We help them take steps to lower their risk factors and maintain a healthy lifestyle.