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Heart

Aortic Coarctation

Coarctation of the aorta (COA) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect involving a narrowing of the aorta.

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic stenosis is a heart defect that causes problems with the aortic valve that make it harder for the leaflets to open and permit blood to flow forward from the left ventricle to the aorta. Learn more about this condition.

Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. Learn more about this condition.

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

An atrial septal defect is an opening in the atrial septum, or dividing wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, known as the right and left atria. Learn more about this condition.

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 First Trimester Imaging

With new ultrasound equipment that has very high resolution and techniques such as transvaginal ultrasound, the heart may be imaged as early as 11-12 weeks gestation. Learn more about this procedure.

Tyson and Tyler's Story

conjoined twins

Before they had even entered the world, Children's National doctors had hatched a plan to safely deliver and then separate conjoined twins Tyson and Tyler.

Read More of Tyson and Tyler's Story