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From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Hospital provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Heart Failure

Heart failure means your child's heart isn't able to pump as well as it should. Learn more about this condition.


Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively.

Nick's Story

Baby Nick in a sled

When Nick Cornelius passed his pediatrician’s two-year-old well-child check-up with flying colors, his parents were thrilled. Probably even more thrilled than typical first-time toddler parents, because Nick’s life up to that point had been anything but typical.

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