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Heart

Pacemaker Implantation (Treatment)

Children's National's interventional electrophysiology team developed and perfected techniques for transvenous pacemaker and defibrillator implantation in children.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

PDA is a heart problem frequently noted in the first few weeks or months after birth, characterized by the persistence of a normal prenatal connection between the aorta and the pulmonary artery.

PDA Closure Devices

Learn about our expert cardiac catheterization procedures to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), helping children avoid surgery.

Pulmonary Atresia

Pulmonary atresia (PA) is a heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the prenatal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Pulmonary Stenosis

Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the prenatal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy. Learn more about this condition.

Pulmonary Valve Treatment

Learn about the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Therapy, an advanced treatment for pulmonary valve disease.

Resynchronization Therapy for Cardiomyopathy

The medical team at Children's National is at the forefront of implanting biventricular pacemakers for improving cardiac function in children with cardiomyopathy. Physicians resynchronize the heart to improve cardiac function, as well as the patient's clinical status.

Single Ventricle Anomalies and the Fontan Procedure

Single ventricle anomalies are rare congenital heart defects in which one of the ventricles (or chambers) of the heart does not develop properly, or when the heart can’t be separated into two chambers. Learn how the Fontan procedure can be performed to help your child receive better oxygenation and exercise capacity.

Syncope

Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness and muscle tone caused by inadequate blood supply to the brain. Syncope is sometimes also called fainting.

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF or TET) is a condition of several related congenital defects of the prenatal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy. Learn more about this condition.

Mollie's Story

Mollie's story

The day Mollie Inman was born, everything about their baby seemed normal to her parents. However, what was in store for the next couple of days proved to be very challenging for the family. The next day , Mollie’s doctors discovered something wrong with her heart.

Read More of Mollie's Story