Video Series: Our Team
Health Topics: Cardiology
Dr. Kanter is the director of Interventional Cardiology at Children's National.
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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Children's National is a leader in research and advocacy in the effort to implement congenital heart disease screening for all newborns.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. Approximately 8 per every 1,000 babies are born with a form of CHD and about 280 outwardly healthy babies are discharged from hospitals every year with unrecognized CHD.
Cardiologists at Children's National developed Follow My Heart to help patients take control of their congenital heart disease. It was featured on AHRQ's Questions are the Answer campaign.
Baby's First Test and Children's National Health System present the Heart Smart video series, educating health care providers and families on screening for critical congenital heart disease.