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Pacemaker Implantation (Treatment)

Children's National's interventional electrophysiology team developed and perfected techniques for transvenous pacemaker and defibrillator implantation in children. Learn more about this treatment.

Pacing and ICD Lead Extraction

A pacing or ICD lead is a thin, flexible wire that delivers energy to the heart from a pacemaker or ICD. Learn more about this condition.

Pain Management

When a child has cancer, one of his or her greatest fears, and the fear of parents, is pain. Pain is a sensation of discomfort, distress or agony. Because pain is unique to each individual, a child's pain cannot be measured with a lab test or imaging study. Learn more about how we manage a child's pain at Children's National.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is diagnosed when a child has recurring panic attacks and ongoing concern about having more attacks for longer than one month. Learn more about this condition.


PANS and PANDAS are diagnoses that often include the sudden onset of obsessive compulsive disorder or eating restrictions and symptoms from at least two of seven categories. Learn more about this condition.


A paracentesis is a procedure in which fluid is drained from the abdominal cavity. Learn more about this procedure.

Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion

Paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM) is a voice a disorder. When an episode of PVFM occurs, the vocal cords inappropriately close when they should open during inspiration. Learn more about the risks, symptoms and treatment of this disorder.

Parasitic Infections

Skin parasites are small insects or worms that burrow into the skin to live there or lay their eggs. Learn more about these conditions.


Human parechoviruses (PeVs) are common childhood viruses that spread through respiratory droplets and contact with bodily fluids or fecal matter. Learn more about this condition.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Patent ductus arteriosus is a heart problem characterized by the persistence of a normal prenatal connection between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. Learn more about this condition.