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At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s heart condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but we also have online resources available to answer your questions and connect you with the information you need.

Cardiac Care Resources

Questions to Ask Your Pediatric Surgeon

If your child requires surgery, you will meet with a pediatric surgeon. Use this guide to determine the right questions to ask.

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.

Social Work Services

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.

Family Services

Find out more about our support services and helpful resources for families and patients.

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Heart Smart Videos

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. Approximately 8 per every 1,000 babies are born with a form of CHD and about 280 outwardly healthy babies are discharged from hospitals every year with unrecognized CHD. Watch our video (available in six different languages) to learn more.

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Anatomy of the Heart

This animation presents the anatomy of the heart in detail. Learn about the organ's various parts and the roles that they play.