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Children’s National Experts Presenting at American College of Cardiology Conference

March 23, 2012

Washington, DC—More than 10 pediatric cardiologists from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2012 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, which runs from March 24 - 27 in Chicago. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and current findings for practitioners who manage patients with congenital heart disease.

Select topics include:

  • How Quality and Databases Can Impact Clinical Care – Russell Cross, MD
  • Delivery Planning for Fetuses with Complex Congenital Heart Disease – Mary Donofrio, MD
  • Leadless Defibrillators in Children – Charles Berul, MD
  • Role of the Catheterization Lab for The Failing Fontan – Josh Kanter, MD
  • Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Repair of Aortic Coarctation in Adult Patients – Anitha John, MD, PhD

Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center provides the most advanced care for patients with congenital heart disease. The team includes nationally known specialists in all aspects of pediatric cardiology, including fetal cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac critical care, cardiac anesthesiology, and adult congenital heart disease.

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For interviews, contact Emily Dammeyer or Emily Hartman: 202.476.4500.

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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