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Join our Mindful Hearts Teen Support Group

Join our dedicated online support group for our teenage patients ages 12-18 with a lifelong cardiac diagnosis to connect, learn from and support each other in their respective journeys in life.

Starting in February 2024, our sessions will take place via Zoom every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from
4:30-5:30 p.m. For questions or more information, please email us.

Family Resources

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Questions to Ask Your Pediatric Cardiologist

Referred to cardiology for the first time? We have prepared a list of questions to help you talk with your cardiologist about your child's care.

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Visual Supports and Resources

Whether your child is coming to the hospital for a procedure or just having a follow-up appointment, our Autism Behavioral Consult team has resources for you to share with your child to prepare them for their care experience.

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Inpatient and Hospital Stays

We have resources to support you during your child's hospital stay, whether it is just a couple of days or an extended time. From resources to help prepare your child for a surgery to a variety of amenities and services, we are here to support whatever needs you may have.

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Social Work Services in the Heart Center

Children’s National Heart Center has both outpatient and inpatient social workers to support your entire family during your child’s stay and follow up care.

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Chaplaincy Services

Clinically trained on-call chaplains are available to patients, families and staff 24/7 for support, education, ritual and consultation.

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Child Life Services

Child Life Specialists at Children's National are trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families with psychological and emotional support during outpatient and inpatient visits.

Detecting Congenital Heart Disease with Pulse Ox

Pulse ox imagery is a simple, painless, inexpensive way to detect critical congenital heart disease and improve outcomes. Watch this video to learn about its importance and see how it saves lives.

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A boy having cardiac imaging.

Send Us Your Imaging Exams

Children's National Hospital makes it easy for patients, families and referring physicians to electronically exchange medical images and other health-related records with our providers before your initial consultation or follow-up visit. Learn more about this secure HIPAA-compliant service.

A boy having cardiac imaging.