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At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying special attention to your child's physical and emotional needs. Discover more information about available treatments from Cardiology.

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure Devices

Our heart specialists offer expert treatment for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure, including Amplatzer® and Gore® Helex® Septal Occluders. Learn more about these treatments.

Cardiac Ablation

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

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.

Cardiac Imaging

Learn more about different types of cardiac imaging procedures.

Pediatric cardiac M R I at Children's in Washington DC, noninvasive imaging for diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.

Cardiac MRI

Cardiac MRI is a noninvasive imaging procedure that uses magnetic technology, not radiation, to create detailed images of the heart. Learn more about this procedure.


An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to create images of the heart. Learn more about this procedure.

Functional Imaging

Exercise testing is useful diagnostic and treatment tool for the assessment of the heart function in children. Learn more about this procedure.

Pacing and ICD Lead Extraction

A pacing or ICD lead is a thin, flexible wire that delivers energy to the heart from a pacemaker or ICD. Learn more about this condition.

Pacemaker Implantation (Treatment)

Children's National's interventional electrophysiology team developed and perfected techniques for transvenous pacemaker and defibrillator implantation in children. Learn more about this treatment.