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Conditions and Treatments

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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.

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.


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


A paracentesis is a procedure in which fluid is drained from the abdominal cavity, which is the space that lies between the abdominal organs, like the liver, and the abdominal wall.

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. 

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.