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.
Brachial plexus palsy in newborns is caused by injury to the nerve roots or nerves to the arm typically during the birthing process.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of lifelong disorders related to the development of movement and posture. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Muscular dystrophy describes a genetic disorder of the muscles that causes the muscles in the body to become very weak.
Myasthenia gravis is a complex autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections.
Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by multiple repeated, abrupt, purposeless, and involuntary tics.
A mild traumatic brain injury or concussion is a disruption in the function of the brain as a result of a forceful blow to the head, either direct or indirect. Learn more about this condition.
As many as 80 percent of all children with neurofibromatosis will have associated difficulties that affect learning, including attention problems, memory problems, spatial perception difficulties, and selective problems in reading or mathematics. Learn more about this condition.
Vascular headaches, a group that includes migraine headaches, are thought to involve abnormal function of the brain's blood vessels. Migraines include excessive vomiting, severe abdominal pain and dizziness. Learn more about this condition.
There are several neurological disorders affecting newborns that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is bleeding inside or around the ventricles, the spaces in the brain containing the cerebral spinal fluid. Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is characterized by the death or damage and softening of the white matter of the brain. Learn about these conditions.