Conditions & Treatments
An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart.
There are several reasons why a child may require a blood transfusion, including anticipated loss of blood during a surgery or diseases such as leukemia. Learn more about this life-saving treatment.
Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively.
Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body's organs.
Murmurs are sounds made by blood circulating through the heart's chambers or valves, or through blood vessels near the heart.
From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children’s National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.
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.
Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness and muscle tone caused by inadequate blood supply to the brain. Syncope is sometimes also called fainting.
Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is an alternative for children whose seizures are not well-controlled with medications and who are not candidates for a brain operation to eliminate seizures. Learn more about this treatment.