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Programs and Services

The Children's National Heart Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to care, combining a variety of departments and specialties to provide your child with the most comprehensive care experience.

Learn more about the specialized services we provide for our patients:

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Cardiac Anesthesiology

Our dedicated pediatric cardiac anesthesiology program is one of the few programs in the country dedicated to anesthesia and pain management for heart patients.

Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Imaging

We have expertise in the full spectrum of cardiac imaging, including transesophageal, prenatal, 3-D, intracardiac, and stress echocardiography and cardiac MRI. 

Patient and Cardiologist with Stethoscope

Cardiac ICU

Our Cardiac ICU, a modern, 34,000 square foot space with 26 beds and private rooms, has advanced heart technology, including ventricular assist devices (VADs).

Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program

Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program

Our cardiac neurodevelopmental program, the only one of its kind in the region, monitors cognitive development in babies born with congenital heart disease. This program ensures we identify any developmental issues at an early stage so we can take steps to manage them.

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac Surgery

Our pediatric heart surgery team performs twice the number of surgeries of any other hospital in the region, with some of the best outcomes in the nation.

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We help families with known or suspected inherited heart diseases receive early detection and treatment.


The pediatric heart experts at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provide advanced care for unborn babies, children and young adults with heart conditions.

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Prenatal Cardiology Program

Children diagnosed with heart conditions before they are born receive comprehensive, expert care from our prenatal cardiology specialists.
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Preventative Cardiology Program

We work with children and teenagers who may be at risk for heart disease. We help them take steps to lower their risk factors and maintain a healthy lifestyle.