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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 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.
Teresa, age 2, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and waited on the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for nine months while she waited for a heart transplant. Her heart arrived on Christmas Day.
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